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The distribution, determinants, and clinical correlates of vertebral osteophytosis: a population based survey.

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OBJECTIVE: Vertebral osteophytes are a characteristic feature of intervertebral disc degeneration. There are, however, few population data concerning the occurrence of and clinico-biological correlates of vertebral osteophytes in both the dorsal and lumbar spine. Our purpose was to determine the frequency and distribution of anterior osteophytes in the thoracic and lumbar spine, and their relationship with both various putative risk factors, including physical activity and obesity, and self-r...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
26
Issue:
4
Pages:
842-848
Publication date:
1999-04-05
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:b0a6758c-979a-4655-ba3b-cc7f0e539259
Source identifiers:
473587
Local pid:
pubs:473587

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