Facet Joints in Spinal Pain

Facet Joint Injection Side Effects

As a synovial joint, the z-joint may be affected by any of the inflammatory processes that involve joints, including rheumatoid arthritis Figure 11.4. Axial computed tomography images depicting the anatomical variation in the articular surface of the facet joints. Joints may have straight or curved articular surfaces, and osteophytic ridging may make joint access difficult for intra-articular injections. A The L2-3 facet joints, which have a nearly straight contour in this patient, are oriented...