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Enthesophytes are abnormal bony projections at the attachment of a tendon or ligament.[1] They are not to be confused with osteophytes, which are abnormal bony projections in joint spaces. It has been noted that Enthesophytes and osteophytes are bone responses for stress.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Bone formers: osteophyte and enthesophyte formation are positively associated". EXTENDED REPORTS. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Retrieved 3 October 2012.