OBJECTIVE: Previous studies of skeletal remains have suggested that both enthesophytes and osteophytes are manifestations of an underlying bone-forming tendency. A greater prevalence of osteophytes has been observed among individuals with high bone mass (HBM) compared with controls. This study was undertaken to examine the possible interrelationships between bone mass, enthesophytes, and osteophytes in a population of individuals with extreme HBM. METHODS: Cases of HBM (defined according to b...Expand abstract
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Osteophytes, enthesophytes, and high bone mass: a bone-forming triad with potential relevance in osteoarthritis.
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