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Osteophyte (Overview)

An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of no consequence but painfull.


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What is endplate osteophytes?

What is endplate osteophytes?

Bone spurs: Endplates are vertebral body structures adjacent to the intervertebral disc. Each vertebra has a superior and inferior endplate, with a few exceptions. As one ages, there may be osteophytes that grow from one endplate, around the disc, toward the adjacent endplate, forming a bony bridge between two vertebra. ...Read more

Osteophyte (Overview)

An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of no consequence but painfull.


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What does small uncovertebral osteophytes mean?

What does small uncovertebral osteophytes mean?

Bone spurs: An osteophyte is just a fancy way to say a bone spur. The uncinate process is a process that is present in the posterior aspect of the vertebral body in the cervical spine. A simple way to describe the term is that you have mild arthritis in your neck. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Osteophyte (Tip)

If you can feel it and it hurts, get it checked. If it is an incidental finding, don't worry! ...See more

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Managing Bone Spurs (Checklist)

Wear comfortable shoes
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Use heel cushions
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Ask your podiatrist if you'd benefit from prescription orthotics
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Ask your podiatrist about steroid injections
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Which symptoms do the osteophyte manifested as?

Which symptoms do the osteophyte manifested as?

Bone spur: Osteophytes are "bone spurs", which are usually the sign of arthritis. Osteophytes can be painful. Some osteophytes around the shoulder can impinge on the rotator cuff and cause pain as well. ...Read more

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Recovering from a Broken Bone (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch to improve range of motion, strength, and endurance
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Avoid a repeat injury or irritating soft tissues before they are ready
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Follow up with your doctor as scheduled, and don't miss appointments
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Hello doctors, what does anterior osteophytes mean?

Hello doctors, what does anterior osteophytes mean?

It means the bone --: Spurs located in the front of a bone. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: osteophyte?

What is the definition or description of: osteophyte?

Spurs: An ostophyte is often referred 2 as a spur. In thritis as in the knee the body knows u have pain so 2 try 2 lower the #/sg in of pressure it layes more bone down 2 increase the wt bearing surface, wee c these as osteophytes, same with the hands and feet. In the foot usually the great toe. It is soft bone so a hard bump 2 them and lead 2 a small fx of no consequence but painfull. ...Read more

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Could anybody tell me the symptoms of having an osteophyte? Where do people get osteophytes?

Could anybody tell me the symptoms of having an osteophyte? Where do people get osteophytes?

Peripheral vs spine: Peripheral joint osteophytes are the primary sign of osteoarthritis. Those on the spine are asymptomatic (unless pressing on a nerve) and even have a separate name - spondylosis deformans. ...Read more

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What is diffuse degenerative endplate changes wth extensive multi level disc osteophyte disease /implication?

What is diffuse degenerative endplate changes wth extensive multi level disc osteophyte disease /implication?

You have arthritis: In the spine effecting multiple vertebras, that could lead to pinch nerve in the back or the neck area. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what symptoms do the osteophytes manifest as?

Generally none, ex--: Cept being felt, as bony lumps over a joint. The arthritis which produces the spurs, might be causing pain, deformities, loss of motion in the affected joint. ...Read more

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Does osteophyte on navicular cause pain?

Possible: If you are having discomfort that is limiting your activity, see an orthopedist for evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Osteophytes at l4-l5 what does this mean?

Osteophytes at l4-l5 what does this mean?

Sign of arthritis: U mean l-1, l-2? This is a sign of a degenerative process @ than level in ur spine. They r not always symptomatic. C a spine surgeon if u r symptomatic. ...Read more

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What is a foraminal disc/osteophyte complex?

Cause of pain: In the spine the nerve roots exit out thru a space in the bone called the neural foramen. The exiting nerve root can become compressed/pinched as the exit thru the foramen from a combination of factors to include hypertrophy of the adjacent facet joint (osteophyte), as well as herniation of the intervertebral disc material...Ie the disc/ostephyte complex. ...Read more

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What does tricompartmental osteophyte formation mean?

What does tricompartmental osteophyte formation mean?

3 areas of arthritis: Tricompartmental means three compartment arthritis. You're knee has three compartments; the medial compartment, the lateral compartment, and the patellofemoral compartment. Therefore all three of these compartments have wear down of the cartilage surfaces which is what osteoarthritis means. Osteophytes are bone spurs growing off the edges of the bone common with osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Where exactly is your problem when you have an osteophyte in the spinal area?

Rarely a problem: Osteophytes are bone spurs which commonly form as the spine ages, a type of internal re-enforcement. They do not usually cause trouble unless they start pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord. ...Read more

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What does narrowing of the left neural foremen secondary to disc osteophyte complex mean? Thankyou.

What does narrowing of the left neural foremen secondary to disc osteophyte complex mean? Thankyou.

Just like it sounds:: Just kidding. It means that there is a bone spur/bulging disc that is putting pressure on a nerve coming out of your neck. If you are having symptoms in your left arm then this may be the reason. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes"?

What does this mean? "Disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes"?

Degenerative: Basically refers to degenerative (aging) changes of the spine. Disk/osteophyte refers to bone spur and/or disc protrusion (often can't clearly differentiate between the two), and facet/uncovertebral refers to the joints at the back part (facets) and sides (uncovertebral) of the cervical vertebrae. ...Read more

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Please explain what does disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes mean?

Please explain what does disk osteophyte complex and facet/uncovertebral changes mean?

Facet uncovertebral: There are 5 moving parts of each level of the spine--2 facet joints, 2 uncovertebral joints, and disc is the 5th. The joints protect the spine and spinal cord from abnormal motion or translation. If the facet joint were to fracture or "break", it could lead to damage of the nerves/spinal cord. In everybody, as we age, the joints degenerate and lead to "changes" seen on studies. ...Read more

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Osteophyte what is it? Is it disc? For how much period the time the antiflammation medicines relieve the pain?

Osteophyte what is it? Is it disc? For how much period the time the antiflammation medicines relieve the pain?

1=bone spur.. .: ...due 2 inflammation or traction @ a ligament or tendon attachment. 2=not a disk per say but inflamed disks in disk disease can cause ostephytes. The NSAIDS R not pain pills but interfere with the inflam process. Some have longer half lives. Celebrex=one dose/24 hrs. Naproxin=2x/day. Ibuprofen=6hrs, dose 4x/day, or over 24 hours ...Read more

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I'm 22 and I have 3 osteophytes on my neck. I feel no pain right now, but what can I do to prevent it as I age?

Varies: Osteophytes are bone spurs that develop in the spine usually as a result of degenerative or inflammatory changes. We don't clearly know interventions that can prevent them. At 22, if you have significant bone spurs you might consider seeing a rheumatologist to be screened for a number of systemic arthritic conditions that may be treatable, which then may in turn limit the growth of them. ...Read more

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Mild wedging of T12 and L1 with associated endplate osteophytes appears degenerative Can you explain this (above) to me?

Mild wedging of T12 and L1 with associated endplate osteophytes appears degenerative Can you explain this (above) to me?

Age related likely: As we age there is wear and tear on our spines. Vertebrae are sort of rectangular in shape and as we age, forward bending (sometimes trauma) the front part can become compressed like a wedge. New ridge like bone may form to help stabilize, and these are called osteophytes. ...Read more

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C5/6residual rparacentral disc osteophyte complex mild flatening & indent anterior aspect of cord-surgery with anterior fixation&fusion 2fix-soreneck?

C5/6residual rparacentral disc osteophyte complex mild flatening & indent anterior aspect of cord-surgery with anterior fixation&fusion 2fix-soreneck?

Hard to say: The treatment options for someone with the MRI findings you are describing are based also on the degree of problem you have had with it and also with the understanding that many people can respond to nonoperative care. That being said, an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the time tested surgery for that condition and is reasonably safe and effective. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

What does it mean that there is generalized disk/osteophyte complex with more focal central protrusion. This causes effacement of the ventral portion?

YOU HAVE A BACKACHE: From a combination of a disk and arthritic spurs, causing pressure on the cord and the nearby nerve (s) producing spinal stenosis (narrowing) of the spinal canal (trapping the nerves and the cord). Most likely resulting in back pain and leg pain/numbness/tingling in the leg or feet.
Urinary/bowel symptoms may be present as well.
See your orthopod/spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Facet disease and osteophyte formation and endplate sclerosis, what is this?

Facet disease and osteophyte formation and endplate sclerosis, what is this?

Spinal disease: Basically those terms describe changes in vertebrae that are affected by arthritis or degenerative changes. Facets are the small posterior joints at each level of spine. Disease there is again a component of arthritis. Osteophytes are spurs which occur as areas of bone and joint are stressed and try to protect their structures. Endplate sclerosis is bony thickening seen at vertebral disc area. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more