Nonneoplastic disease
Spondylosis deformans

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 15 August 2017, last major update February 2013

Copyright: (c) 2002-2017,, Inc.

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Shankar, V. Spondylosis deformans. website. Accessed July 17th, 2018.
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)