Radiographics 2021 Mar-Apr;41(2):543-558. Epub 2021 Jan 22.
From the Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Laboratório Delboni Auriemo, Diagnósticos da América SA (DASA), R. Dr. Diogo de Faria 1379, Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP 04037-005, Brazil (J.E.C.A., S.R.N.C., A.K.T., F.N.C., A.Y.S., A.Y.A.); Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Alta Diagnósticos, São Paulo, Brazil (J.E.C.A., S.R.N.C., A.K.T., A.Y.S.); Musculoskeletal Imaging Division, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo, Brazil (A.K.T.); Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (F.N.C., A.Y.A.); Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hospital do Coração (HCor), São Paulo, Brazil (A.K.T., A.Y.S.); and Teleimagem, São Paulo, Brazil (A.K.T., A.Y.S.).
Spinal pain due to facet joint disease is difficult to diagnose since the clinical history and physical examination findings are usually nonspecific. Facet joint disorders have a wide range of causes and, because of the potential for chronic back pain and disability, an accurate diagnosis is essential. The most frequent cause of pain in facet joints is osteoarthritis, which can be assessed at radiography, CT, or MRI. Read More