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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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Total knee replacement (TKR) is most commonly caused by osteoarthritis of the knee, and can result in loss of articular cartilage, subchondral bone sclerosis, bone spurs and degenerative subchondral cysts.
The nidus is located in the center of the thickening and is always surrounded by the reactive bone sclerosis.
6) Brodie's abscesses are typically elongated in the long axis of the bone and are most commonly seen in the metaphysis of the proximal or distal tibia, characteristically surrounded by dense reactive bone sclerosis.
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.