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Synonyms for callus

an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)

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bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

(botany) an isolated thickening of tissue, especially a stiff protuberance on the lip of an orchid

cause a callus to form on

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form a callus or calluses

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In this study, the date of the earliest x-rays showing bridging callus on three of four cortices was used as the date of healing.
Over a 5-week period, the kite developed progressive reduction in wing extension, and serial radiographs revealed a bridging callus at the ulnar fracture site, as well as development of a radioulnar synostosis.
The clinical score was defined as follows: (0), no weight bearing, strong inflammation, pain at rest; (1), mobilization with crutches, partial weight bearing (less than one-half of the total body weight), strong inflammation, pain at rest; (2), mobilization with crutches, partial weight bearing (more than one-half of the total body weight), mild inflammation, pain at rest; (3), full weight bearing with walking aids or plaster stabilization, reduction of mobility, no inflammation, stress-induced pain; (4), no complaints, unrestricted weight bearing, no walking aids, no inflammation, radiologic evidence of bridging callus and early remodeling.