Facet joints

Facet joints are the bony protrusions on the back of each vertebra. The vertebrae are connected by the spinal discs in the front and facet joints in the back of the spine.

Last Updated: February 17, 2010

Author: Shannon Erstad, MBA/MPH

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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