Lumbar Spine: Severe Osteoarthritis (OA) / Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) on Plain Film Lumbar Spine: Severe Osteoarthritis (OA) / Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) on Plain Film

Findings: This patient shows the classic radiologic features of severe lumbar osteoarthritis: Joint space narrowing,...

Spine: Advanced Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) on L-S Spine Radiographs Spine: Advanced Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) on L-S Spine Radiographs

Findings: This patient demonstrates fusion of both sacroiliac joints compatible with advanced sacroiliitis. There are...

Spine: Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) on Plain Films and CT Scan Spine: Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) on Plain Films and CT Scan

Findings: There is ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL) seen on the lateral view, bridging more than...

Spine: Early Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) on L-S Spine Radiographs Spine: Early Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) on L-S Spine Radiographs

Findings: This patient presents with widening of the sacroiliac joints with adjacent sclerosis compatible with...

Spine: Fused Vertebrae with Osteoarthritis on Plain Film Spine: Fused Vertebrae with Osteoarthritis on Plain Film

Findings: C3-4 is congenitally fused C4-6 are surgically fused. There are osteophytes as labeled.   Discussion:...

Spine: Intermediate Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) on L-S Spine Radiographs Spine: Intermediate Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) on L-S Spine Radiographs

Findings: This patient presents with sacroiliitis. There are multiple symmetric fine syndesmophytes bridging squared...

Spine: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL) on Plain Film and CT Scans Spine: Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL) on Plain Film and CT Scans

Findings: There is dense ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament.   Discussion: OPLL can lead to...

Spine: Reactive Arthritis / Reiters on Plain Films Spine: Reactive Arthritis / Reiters on Plain Films

Findings: The plain films demonstrate multiple asymmetric spinal syndesmophytes. There is bilateral sacroiliitis and...

Spine: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) on Plain Films Spine: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) on Plain Films

Findings: This patient demonstrates mobility and marked widening of the joint space between the anterior arch of C1 and the...

Spine: Spinal Stenosis on MRI Scans Spine: Spinal Stenosis on MRI Scans

Findings: This patient presents with marked narrowing of the spinal canal at L4-5. There is significant facet joint...

 
 
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