Asymptomatic Osseous Loose Body in the Cervical Spine

Shin, Catherine; Nourbakhsh, Ali; Ozkan, Efe; Garges, Kim J.
July 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jul2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 7, p1586
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a patient with an asymptomatic, osseous loose body lying in the spine canal. Loose bodies are commonly found in human joints and are presumed to arise from trauma, joint disintegration or synovial proliferation. The symptoms of the disease and the therapies given to the patient were described. The authors hypothesized that the loose body in the patient originated from an adjacent synovial joint.


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