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Instability in Cervical Arthrosis

  • A. Deburge
  • M. Benoist

Abstract

Instability is not a main feature of cervical arthrosis. Anterior and posterior osteophytes, and disc narrowing usually cause a marked stiffness of this vertebral segment. In a review on cervical instability, Bailey [1] reports no less than nine causes of instability but does not mention arthrosis.

Keywords

Lumbar Spine Cervical Spine Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Articular Facet Vertebral Segment 
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References

  1. 1.
    Bailey RW (1978) Instability of the cervical spine. Instructional course lectures. A.A.O.S. Vol XXVII. Mosby, St. Louis, pp 159–172Google Scholar
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    Deburge A (1984) Instabilité du rachis cervical par arthrose. Une forme particulière de spondylolisthésis dégenératif. Rev Chir Orthop 70: 387–399Google Scholar
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    Ehni G (1984) Cervical arthrosis. Year Book Medical Publishers, pp 58–59Google Scholar
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    Fitzgerald JAW, Newman PH (1976) Degenerative spondylolisthesis. J Bone Joint Surg 58-B: 184–192Google Scholar
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    Kirkaldy Willis WH, Farfan HF (1982) Instability of the lumbar spine. Clin Orthop 165: 110–123Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Deburge
    • 1
  • M. Benoist
    • 1
  1. 1.ClichyFrance

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