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92 Possible Causes for Anterior Osteophytes

  • Osteophyte

    This report describes a case in which a large anterior osteophyte on the C2 and C3 vertebrae, due to ankylosing spondylitis, resulted in distortion of the anatomy of the upper[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CT-scan and barium swallow test demonstrated an anterior osteophyte at C6. Resection of the osteophyte resolved the dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Asymptomatic osteophytes of the anterior margins of the cervical vertebrae may occur in 20-30% of the population.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

    Rarely, large projecting anterior osteophytes result in esophageal impingement and distortion leading to dysphagia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although cervical anterior osteophytes accompanying diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) are generally asymptomatic, large osteophytes sometimes cause swallowing[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Two patients, who presented with dysphagia resulting from large anterior osteophytes of the C-spine, were diagnosed as having DISH.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Heelspur

    Heel spur is an osteophytic outgrowth just anterior to the tuberosity of the calcaneus, extending along its entire width or about 2 to 2.5 cm.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Arthritis

    Enlargement of the bony processes surrounding affected joints, called osteophytes ( bone spurs ), are common.[britannica.com] Patients tend to have decreased joint stability and are predisposed to injuries such as meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament tears.[britannica.com]

  • Osteoarthritis

    A bony prominence, known as the Parson bump, may develop just anterior to the tibial spines (see the image below).[emedicine.com] Standing radiograph of the knee reveals narrowing of the medial and lateral femorotibial compartments with marginal osteophytes.[emedicine.com] Growth of osteophytes is one of the best indicators of disease progression. Fractured osteophytes result in intra-articular loose bodies.[emedicine.com]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    osteophytes are the largest and may alter the overall shape of the vertebral body; - large anterior osteophytes may be suggestive of DISH ; - posterior osteophytes are smaller[wheelessonline.com] Cervical Spondylosis with severe anterior osteophytes cervical spine Causes of Cervical Spondylosis Age-related wear and tear is the biggest factor for the development of[boneandspine.com] ; - soft disc protrusion: - vaccum phenomena: - indicates spondylosis, whereas errosive changes in the disk and end plates are more suggestive of inflammatory lesions; - anterior[wheelessonline.com]

  • Lumbar Spondylosis

    Growth of new bone projecting horizontally at these margins identifies osteophytes. Most osteophytes are anterior or lateral in projection.[emedicine.medscape.com] Lumbar spondylosis (spondylosis deformans, lumbar osteoarthritis), as shown in the image below, describes bony overgrowths (osteophytes), predominantly those at the anterior[emedicine.medscape.com] Posterior vertebral osteophytes are less common and only rarely impinge upon the spinal cord or nerve roots. [5] This dynamic process increases with, and is perhaps an inevitable[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    osteophytes are the largest and may alter the overall shape of the vertebral body; - large anterior osteophytes may be suggestive of DISH ; - posterior osteophytes are smaller[wheelessonline.com] Cervical Spondylosis with severe anterior osteophytes cervical spine Causes of Cervical Spondylosis Age-related wear and tear is the biggest factor for the development of[boneandspine.com] During extension, the ligamentum flavum may buckle into the cord, pinching the cord between the ligaments and the anterior osteophytes. [7, 10] Spinal cord ischemia also most[emedicine.com]

  • Ankle Sprain

    On MRI, a high prevalence was found of bone oedema (33.8%) and osteophytes (39.5) in the talocrural joint; osteophytes (54.4%), sclerosis (47.2%), and osteoarthritis (55.4%[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] , Kellgren and Lawrence grade 1) in the talonavicular joint, as well as ligament damage (16.4%) in the anterior talofibular ligament.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

    During surgery, the osteophytes were found to be irritating the deep peroneal nerve.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] After surgical decompression of the anterior tarsal tunnel, the patient had a significant reduction of symptoms.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Roentgenograms of the foot revealed osteophytes on the dorsum of the talus as it articulated with the navicular bone.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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