Table of ContentsDefinition / general
Cite this page: Shankar, V. Spondylosis deformans. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/jointsspondylosisdeform.html. Accessed September 24th, 2017.
Definition / general
- Common form of spinal disease seen radiographically or at autopsy, due to anterior protrusion of disc
- Present in 50% of population at age 50, affects lumbar spine
- Associated with heavy physical labor; due to traction forces acting on weak anterior ligament which causes tears (Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 1984;103:201)