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a change that occurs in degenerative joint disease in which bone is converted into a dense smooth substance resembling ivory

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Bone sclerosis Rugger jersey spine, cranio-facial bony hypertrophy with leonine facies 3.
Classic radiographic features "are focal joint space narrowing, osteophyte, subchondral bone sclerosis, and subchondral cysts.
Radiographic features may present as periosteal reaction, bone sclerosis, and severe bone destruction.
According to the grading system of knee osteoarthritis using standing radiographs, (2) which was modified from Ahlbach, the radiographic findings of osteoarthritis of the knee were classified into 6 grades: Grade 0, normal joint; Grade 1, bone sclerosis or osteophyte formation; Grade 2, narrowing of the joint space of less than 3 mm; Grade 3, obliteration of joint space or subluxation; Grade 4, defect of the tibial plateau of less than 5 mm; and Grade 5, defect of tibial plateau of more than 5 mm.
Punctate bone sclerosis may be seen owing to intra-osseous deposition of the tophi; (2) with para-articular deposition of tophi, there is asymmetric soft-tissue swelling.