I. See Also

II. Views

  1. Lateral Spine XRay
  2. Anteroposterior Spine XRay (AP Spine)

III. Joints Affected

  1. Cervical Spine
  2. Lumbar Spine
  3. Thoracic Spine spared in Osteoarthritis

IV. 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

V. 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] (or open in [QxMD Read])

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