Facet joint degeneration of the cervical spine: a computed tomographic analysis of 320 patients.

@article{Park2014FacetJD,
  title={Facet joint degeneration of the cervical spine: a computed tomographic analysis of 320 patients.},
  author={Moon Suh Park and Yong Beom Lee and Seong-Hwan Moon and Hwan-Mo Lee and Tae-Hwan Kim and Jong Byung Oh and Kiehyun Daniel Riew},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={E713-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of facet arthrosis according to age, sex, and cervical level. In addition, we propose and evaluate a new grading system for cervical facet degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Cervical facets can play an important role in symptomatology. However, there is only one computed tomographic grading system for cervical facet joints. METHODS From January 2003 to January 2012, 1944 patients underwent computed tomography of… CONTINUE READING
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