Reviewer: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 April 2013, last major update February 2013
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End of Joints > Non-neoplastic disease > Spondylosis deformans
- 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)
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