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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine: Introduction

Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine: Abnormal calcification of a spinal ligament. The progressive calcification can starts within months of birth and affects the ability to move arms and legs. The severity of the condition is highly variable with most patients noticing symptoms in the sixth decade. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine is available below.

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Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, or a subtype of Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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