Subluxed facet joint

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Ayush Goel et al.

Subluxed facet joint is the mildest form of facet dislocation in which the ligamentous injury leads to partial uncovering of facet joint (c.f. complete uncovering in perched facet). This results in mild anterior displacement of one vertebral body on another (anterolisthesis).

Spinal trauma
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Article information

rID: 35500
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Facet subluxation
  • Subluxed facet
  • Facet joint subluxation

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