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

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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