What is Osteophyte?

A bony outgrowth or protuberance.

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Hello Dr,
My father is suffering from osteophytes. he is not able to walk and sit properly. he have back pain and weknees in muscle . Could you...

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Sorry to hear about your father. As age is important to make a decision on anything about osteophytes which is missing in history.

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Mr findings straightened lumbar lordosis spondylotic changes with tiny marginal osteophytes of opposing G VEPS raduced bright T2 signal of L4/5...

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According to report,you have degenerative disc disease of lumbar spine.
Degenerative changes occurs in spine due to...

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I suffered a discectomy in 2004 (L5/S1) and a further discectomy in 2011 (L4/L5). Over the last 9 years the L5/S1 has changed and a MRI scan dated...

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Thank you for posting your query.

Osteophyte indenting on the thecal sac may cause flare up of the radicular pain, so the answer is YES....

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