surfers' nodules

hyperplastic, fibrosing, sometimes ulcerated granulomas 1 to 3 cm in diameter, occurring over bony prominences of the feet and legs of surfers as a result of repeated trauma from kneeling on surfboards. Called also surfers' knobs.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • surfer'sknobs — surf·er s knobs (sûrʹfərz) pl.n. Tumorlike skin nodules just below the knees, on the tops of the feet, and often on the toes, common among surfers who paddle in a kneeling position. Also called surfer s knee, surfer s knots. * * * …   Universalium

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