What is facet hypertrophy and uncovertebral hypertrophy?

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Facet hypertrophy is when the spine's facet joints enlarge and degenerate causing stiffness, discomfort, pain, mobility issues, or hunched back. Unconvertebral hypertrophy is when the unconvertebral joints in the cervical spine develop osteophytes or bone spurs that can cause pain, compression, bone loss, or degeneration of discs.
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What is facet hypertrophy?

Background/Anatomy The spine has 23 total pairs (46) of facet joints located at the back or rear portion of the spinal column. These are special gliding joints that are made by a flat projection (zygapophyseal process or projection) that comes from one spinal bone and meets or contacts to another (MORE)

Is cardiac hypertrophy genetic?

Answer . Some cases of hypertrophy are due to genetics, while others are acquired later in life. The genetic form is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , whose prevalence is 1/500 individuals. There are several causes, most (if not all) of which are due to defects in the genes that encode certai (MORE)

What is muscle hypertrophies?

Muscle hypertrophy is another way of saying and 'over-growth' of muscle tissue. Someone who works out with weights can become hypertrophic.

What is uncovertebral hypertrophy?

Uncovertebral hypertrophy is a type of spinal disorder and it issimilar to sclerosis. It basically is the narrowing of parts in thespine.

What is mild facet hypertrophy and mild acquired spinal stenosis with disc bulge.?

Answer . Try to picture this.... The weight of the body is borne on your spine: The vertebra are the main weight-bearing structures, but there are bones on the back portion of each vertebrae, and these posts meet with the posts of the vertebra above & below and support part of the your weight, a (MORE)

What is Muscular hypertrophy?

WHen you built up muscles really big. Like body builders.An increase in size of skeletal muscle through an increase in thesize of its component cells is called muscular hypertrophy.

What is ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

ligamentum flavum hypertrophy is a degenerative condition of the spine which most commonly occurs in the elderly where the tendons holding one vertebra to another thicken, decreasing the amount of room available for the spinal cord and the nerves that come off it. It may be associated with inflammat (MORE)

What does hypertrophies mean?

Hypertrophy takes place when something gets excessively large. It comes from the greek word "υπερτροφια".

Posterior element hypertrophy?

Posterior element hypertrophy is a condition that affects the facetjoint. In layman's terms, this essentially means that the joint hassimply increased in size.

What is the treatment for ligamentum flavum hypertrophy?

There are non-surgical treatments and surgical treatments forligamentum flavum hypertrophy. Non-surgical treatments includephysical therapy, medications, lumbar supports, and steroidinjections. One of the surgical options is a decompression implantdevices but the surgical options are only available (MORE)

Hypertrophy of the inferior articulating process?

Hypertrophy refers to the increase of the size of an organ, whichcan often be detrimental. The inferior articular process is a partof the vertebrae, and as such hypertrophy in this location can beextremely dangerous.

What is uncovertebral joint hypertrophy what is the cause?

The uncovertebral joints are in the neck between C3 - C7. Thesejoints are where the discs meet. Hypertrophy in these joints meansthat an unusually high number of bone spurs are growing there. Themost common cause of this is arthritis.

What is uncinate hypertrophy?

Uncinate hypertrophy is usually caused by osteoarthritis. Thisoccurs when joints in the neck and spine grow bigger than normal.

What is synovial hypertrophy?

Synovial hypertrophy is a disease of the knee that happens when themembrane lining the knee joint thickens. The conditions is usuallya result of injury and inflammation.

How does hypertrophy occur?

Natural hypertrophy is at its peak during puberty, and usually stops in the late teen to early twenties.. Natural hypertrophy is at its peak during puberty, and usually stops in the late teen to early twenties.

What is a long term cardiac hypertrophy?

basically cardiac hypertrophy is when your heart increases in size and blood volume. the wall of the left ventricle doesnt thicken but instead the right one does, increasing the strength potential of its contractions. and then during exercise your chest becomes bigger, which enables thicker muscles (MORE)

What does left ventricular hypertrophy mean?

It means enlargement of the left ventricle of the heart. This is due to excess work done by the heart as in high blood pressure, damage to the heart muscle after heart attack, valvular disease, respiratory disease putting extra strain to the heart.

Hypertrophy of the prostate?

Hypertrophy of the prostate (BPH) is a condition in which there is a non-cancer abnormal growth of prostate cells in number and size. It is an usual condition which comes with ages, i.e. when you reach your 50s your prostate will get enlarged.

Can Facet Joint Hypertrophy be caused by a car accident?

If the purport of this question is to determine liability for an accident may I suggest that the question be [ properly] directed not to a lawyer put to an expert orthopaedic surgeon. Redirect the question to the appropriate expert.

Does the spleen hypertrophy?

The spleen can become enlarged. It is often seen in areas with high numbers of malarial infections when the body is repeatedly infected and the spleen responds many times.

Hypertrophy is defined as?

Hypertrophy is the enlargement of cells, resulting in theenlargement of the organ or tissue to which the cells belong. Theleft ventricle of the heart is especially vulnerable tohypertrophy.

What are hypertrophied genitals?

Hypertrophied genitals is simply hypertrophy in a person'sgenitals. Hypertrophy is the increase in size of an organ due tothe increase in size of its cells. (There is the sameamount of cells, but they just get bigger) dont confusethis with hyperplasia which is the increase in thesize of an organ (MORE)

What causes cardiac muscle hypertrophy?

A common cause could be either hypertension, on the left side. Or COPD (chronic obstructive pulomary disease) if it occurs on the right side of the heart..

What does moderate bilateral inferior foraminal narrowing contributed to by mild facet arthropathy and hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum mean?

The discs in your back are separated by what are called Facets, one on left. one on the right that are placed up and down (bilatteral. ) Screw it, basically what it means is the the "facets" are breaking down and can cause two discs in you back to be touching each other. But if it's mild than try to (MORE)

What is biventricular hypertrophy and dilation?

To break down the terms: 1. Biventricular - both ventricles (lower chambers) of the heart which actively pump blood throughout the circulatory system 2. Hypertrophy - increase in cell size; the cardiomyocytes become larger than normal 3. Dilation - increase in the lumen size; the ventricles become ' (MORE)

What is acromioclavicular joint capsular hypertrophy?

An acromioclavicular joint is a synovial joint that connects yourcollarbone to the shoulder blade. Acromioclavicular joint capsularhypertrophy is an n enlargement of the sac surrounding the capsularligament in that joint.

Is left ventricular hypertrophy fatal?

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy is enlargement of the myocardium (heart muscle) that makes up the left ventricle of the heart. The left ventricle is the chamber of the heart which pumps blood to most of the body (everywhere except the lungs). It is caused when a factor such as high blood pressure in (MORE)

Does osteophyte formation disc degeneration loss of cervical lordosis and facet hypertrophy mean someone has arthritis?

In my opinion, yes. This long description is a break down of some of the elements that can happen when someone develops cervical spine (neck) arthritis. In the above question it appears that the doctor is attempting to list or describe what is going on in detail rather than simply stating that th (MORE)

What is hypertrophied nasal turbinates?

Hypertrophy is overgrowth, and nasal turbinates are the passages within the nose defined by bony ridges. Hypertrophied nasal turbinates are passages that are partially blocked by overgrowth of tissue. Chronic untreated allergic rhinitis is a common cause.

What is the prefix in the word hypertrophy?

Hyper- is a fairly common prefix, found in such words as hypertension, hyperactive, hyperthermia. It means "more than usual". It is the opposite of the prefix hypo-, which means "less than normal".

What is mild hypertrophy of the right C3-C4 facet?

The C3 and C4 are 3rd and 4th cervical vertebra. They touch each other toward the posterior surface at the facets. The term mild hypertrophy means that there is a little more than normal the amount of bone there. See link below:

What does narrowing disc space noted with facet hypertrophy mean in medical terms?

Hypertrophy is a medical term that means that something (muscle,liver tissue, ligament) is larger or greater than it wasoriginally. In this case, the term usually suggests that the facet joint islarger or greater than normal due to increased size of the bonyprojection and the ligaments that are all (MORE)