apophyseal joints

apophyseal joints

Joints between bony protrusions, as in the spinal column.
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Maximum distraction of apophyseal joints depends on the combination of multiple factors including traction force, time and angle of cervical traction.
2) The growth of syndesmophytes along the vertebral column in these patients, fusion of the apophyseal joints and ossification of the spinal ligaments are causes of restricted spinal mobility.
Anterior ankylosis and AJA were considered when vertebral bodies or apophyseal joints were fused.
Radiographs were reviewed for the following features: loss of cervical lordosis, odontoid process erosion, anterior atlantoaxial subluxation, C1-C2 arthritis, atlantoaxial impaction, inflammation of disc, apophyseal joint arthritis, anterior ankylosis, apophyseal joint ankylosis, anterior and posterior subaxial subluxation and growth disturbances.
However, after about three hours of compressive loading at a level equivalent to standing, the joints lost approximately 9% of their height, causing the apophyseal joints to bear approximately 16% of the compressive load compared to zero in the equivalent of an unsupported sitting position.
The effect of postural scoliosis on lumbar apophyseal joints.
11] front-row rugby union players presented with asymptomatic, yet significant degenerative changes of the disc spaces and apophyseal joints.
The mechanical function of the lumbar apophyseal joints.
Lower, or subaxial, cervical spine lesions occur with changes in apophyseal joints, the joints of Luschka, interspinous ligaments, and intervertebral discs.
1,2,4,5,7] Initially, the apophyseal joints of the superior and inferior articular surfaces of the lumbar vertebrae are spared due to their constant motion.
Cervical spine X-rays revealed flattening of the cervical lordosis with ankylosis and irregularity of the apophyseal joints at the C2-C5 level.
The morphological changes used to assess spinal involvement in x-ray were syndesmophytes, shining corners, squaring, arthritis of the apophyseal joints, spondylodiscitis, bamboo spine and trolley track sign (13).