Instability in Cervical Arthrosis

  • A. Deburge
  • M. Benoist


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.


Lumbar Spine Cervical Spine Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Articular Facet Vertebral Segment 
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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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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