Lumbar Spine Facet Joint

  • James Rankine
  • Paul Harwood
  • Peter V. Giannoudis


Degenerative arthritis of the lumbar facet joints that has failed to respond to analgesia and conservative measures. As degenerative disease usually affects multiple joints within the lumbar spine, these injections should be reserved for patients with identified focal pathology on imaging and low back pain which if unilateral should match the site of pathology on imaging.


Lumbar Spine Facet Joint Spinous Process Multiple Joint Water Soluble Contrast Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Rankine
    • 1
  • Paul Harwood
    • 2
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Musculoskeletal RadiologyLeeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic SurgeryLeeds Teaching Hospitals NHS TrustLeedsUK
  3. 3.Academic Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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