Introduction: Osteophytes are bony outgrowth on the vertebral
column. Its prevalence in the lumbar region and clinical
importance mandates to conduct a detailed study of lumbar
osteophytes in the cadaveric vertebral column.
Aim: The present study was conducted to study the detailed
features of lumbar osteophytes and document its prevalence,
morphometric and histological structure.
Materials and Methods: This was an observational study in
which frequency of occurrence of lumbar osteophytes was
studied in 40 cadaveric vertebral columns over a period of four
years. The lumbar part of the vertebral columns was dissected
and examined ...