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12:56 Apr 13, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / Medical report
Italian term or phrase: spongiosa
This is quite a tricky one, any help welcome, thank you!


È alterata la qualità di segnale della spongiosa del calcagno a ridosso del margine inferiore della apofìsi posteriore per imbibizione edematosa secondo un reperto deponente, in prima ipotesi, per entesopatia florida.
Sarah Webb
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:21

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5 +3trabecular or cancellous bone
texjax DDS PhD

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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
trabecular or cancellous bone

I'd use one of the above options for a medical report.

Another synonym is spongy bone.

texjax DDS PhD
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neutral  philgoddard: Why don't you like spongiosa? They could have said osso trabecolare or cancelloso, but they didn't.
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agree  writeaway
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agree  Rachel Fell: :-)
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agree  liz askew
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33 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

"The part of a bone (as much of the epiphyseal area of long bones) made up of spongy cancellous bone."

Note added at 3 hrs (2018-04-13 16:02:27 GMT)

Calcagno is ankle, of course.

"It has recently been theorized that, because of ultrahigh congruency of the ankle joint, the synovial fluid forces its way into small cracks in the subchondral bone, creating caverns in the spongiosa."

Note added at 2 days 2 hrs (2018-04-15 15:18:32 GMT)

Whoops! Heel.

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