Uncovertebral joint arthrosis is a term used to describe a specific form of osteoarthritis
affecting the uncovertebral joints, more commonly known as the Luschka's joints, located along the cervical vertebra
. Cervical osteoarthritis
, which affects the intervertebral discs located between the vertebra, can carry added complications
of an arthritic condition affecting other areas of the vertebra, specifically the uncinate process, a sort of hook located on each side of the vertebral structures. These bony parts suffer from progressive degeneration
in cases of uncovertebral joint arthrosis, accompanied by severe pain.
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Latest update on November 12, 2013 at 05:19 AM by Jeff.