Prev post1 of 3Next Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are tiny bony outgrowths that form along joint margins. Bone spurs normally happen on the back of the spine as a person ages. However, they can also appear on the feet, either along toes or the heel, as well as on the hands. The main
Haemochromatosis - hand arthropathy This patient punched a wall and was assessed in the ED for a boxer's fracture. Pictured: Overhanging (hooked) osteophytes of the metacarpal heads of the right index. The overhanging osteophytes ( aka hooked or beak-like osteophyes) at the heads of the metacarpals of index and long fingers are typical for haemochromatosis. Chondrocalcinosis is not prominent in this case. The main differential diagnosis of haemochromatosis is CPPD.