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what does hypertrophic degenerative changes mean. Is this a

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what does hypertrophic degenerative changes mean. Is this a injury accuring over time?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology replied 7 years ago.

Is this from spine imaging report?

How old is the patient?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
From a Mri of the shoulder. He is 34
Expert:  Dr. Sophie :: Medicine & Neurology replied 7 years ago.

OK. I'm going to refer your question to the orthopedic specialist.
Hang on please.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 7 years ago.

DearCustomerbr />
I have been asked to answer this question.

In general the term implies enlargement of a particular organ or part or structure due to degeneration of that particular part. In musculoskeletal system margins of joints form osteophyte which are outgrowths of bones at margins of joints. These are usually formed in response to degenerative changes and these are examples of hypertrophic degeneration.

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