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Facet Joints

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 Revised: February 13, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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