What is Osteolysis?
Osteolysis refers to an active resorption of bone matrix by osteoclasts during the natural formation of healthy bones. Osteolysis can be seen as the reverse of ossification. Osteolysis often occurs in the proximity of a prosthesis that either causes an immunological response or changes in the bone's structural load. Osteolysis may also be caused by pathologies like a bone tumor, cysts, or chronic inflammation.