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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

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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 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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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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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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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