Anterior is in front.
Osteophytes are new bone formation. This occurs in osteoarthritis or spondylosis which is a degenerative disease and occur with the age. The disc or cartilage between the bones of joint when get deficient, the bones start getting friction which stimulates the new bone formation called as osteophytes. This is basically to support or give the strength to the joint and nature's support mechanism.
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The Anterior Osteophyte Formation is in T11/12 is that common and is their any thing l can do to make it go away or dose it get worse in time l am a 30 year old felmale or could you try to explain it simple
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T11/ T12 osteophyte formation is not common for your age. Though this is not worrying. The commonest cause is working in a stooped posture. T 11 and T 12 are vertebra in the middle back. Due to the continuous strain; the disc between both of these vertebrae get dried up. The joint between both the vertebrae gets arthritis changes due to this irritation and there is a new bone formation in the front side called as anterior osteophyte. Correction of the posture and physical therapy (exercises of the back) will take care; that this does not increases.
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