Rheumatology Book


Spine XRay in Osteoarthritis

Aka: Spine XRay in Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis Spine XRay
  1. See Also
    1. Osteoarthritis
    1. Lateral Spine XRay
    2. Anteroposterior Spine XRay (AP Spine)
  3. Joints Affected
    1. Cervical Spine
    2. Lumbar Spine
    3. Thoracic Spine spared in Osteoarthritis
  4. Findings
    1. Less Joint space between superior and inferior facets
    2. Subchondral sclerosis
    3. Subchondral cyst formation
    4. Osteophyte formation
      1. Associated with neural foraminal narrowing
  5. References
    1. Brower (1998) Arthritis Black and White, Saunders
    2. Klippel (1997) Primer Rheumatic Diseases, AF
    3. Swagerty (2001) Am Fam Physician 64(2):279-86 [PubMed]

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