Lumbar facet joint fat pads: their normal anatomy and their appearance when enlarged

The polar recesses, superior and inferior to lumbar facet joints, are filled by fat pads from which fatfilled synovial folds project between the articular surfaces for a distance of two to four millimetres. The intracapsular superior recess lies between the ligamentum flavum and the lamina above. The extracapsular inferior recess lies on the back of the… CONTINUE READING