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Orthopedic (or Orthopaedic) - The branch of medicine, which studies, muscles, bones, and related soft tissues.
 
Ossification - The formation of bone, the transformation of fibrous tissue or of cartilage into a bony substance.
 
Osteoarthropathy - A condition that describes the broadening or thickening of the tips of the fingers (and toes). Often this finding on physical examination can be quite subtle and easily overlooked. Clubbing may be seen in a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions — most of them associated with a decrease in blood oxygen.
 
Osteophytes - Abnormal projections of bone.