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Facet arthropathy: Symptoms, causes, and risk factors
 

Facet arthropathy: Symptoms, causes, and risk factors

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Facet arthropathy occurs when the facet joints degenerate, or become worn down. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn more.
 
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19 Dec 2017 - General
 
Facet joints are composed of the superior and inferior articular facets of two adjacent vertebrae. These joints aid in providing stability during mobility. Facet arthritis occurs over time when the joints are exposed to cumulative shearing factors. The facets are most prone to degeneration in the position of flexion combined with rotation as it cannot effectively dissipate forces in this position. It is important to note that the facets are pain-generating structures and cause discomfort in pati...
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