Arthritis Q&A by Dr. Shiel
In persons with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), there is a tendency to develop inflammation at the insertion points of tendons and ligaments into bone. This inflammation can lead to the formation of "new bone" at these insertions. The new bony prominences are referred to as osteophytes. The treatment of DISH is directed at minimizing inflammation, often with antiinflammatory medications.
For more information, please see MedicineNet.com's diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis article.
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