Oppenheimer ossicle: illustrations
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Skalski M, Oppenheimer ossicle: illustrations. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 04 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-155525
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Palmer College of Chiropractic
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An ossicle is present at the tip of the inferior articular process on the left.
Oppenheimer ossicles are an uncommon (but not rare) anatomic variant, thought to represent an ununited secondary ossification center. They are variably symptomatic and often show signs of accelerated degenerative arthrosis at the involved joint, along with other morphologic facet changes (facet tropism).