What is the role osteophytes in OA?

What is the role osteophytes in OA?

What is the role osteophytes in OA? 150 150 Nyagu

A 65 year old male presents with a painful left finger unable to bend and is significantly swollen. He has a history of osteoarthritis.

OA is a disease of articular cartilage and subchondial bone in diarthrodial joints. Explain this.
What is the role osteophytes in OA?
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Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
Citations: At least two high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years