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Spondylosis of the Cervical Spine: Formation of Osteophytes

  • L. Ceciliani
  • L. Pedrotti
  • F. Benazzo
  • U. E. Pazzaglia
Conference paper

Abstract

Degenerative arthritis can arise in any of the articulating parts of the cervical spine. Thus the disks, the interapophyseal and the uncovertebral joints may all be involved in the degenerative process in which an initial structural lesion of the intervertebral disk causes a reduction in disk thickness and overloading of the uncal and interapophyseal articulations with the formation of osteophytes.

Keywords

Cervical Spine Vertebral Body Nucleus Pulposus Osteogenic Cell Disk Thickness 
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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Ceciliani
    • 1
  • L. Pedrotti
    • 1
  • F. Benazzo
    • 1
  • U. E. Pazzaglia
    • 1
  1. 1.PaviaItaly

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