Septic arthritis of bilateral lumbar facet joints: report of a case with MRI findings in the early stage.


STUDY DESIGN A case is reported. OBJECTIVE To report and discuss a case of septic arthritis of bilateral lumbar facet joints with contiguous extension into the paraspinal musculature without infection of the vertebral body or disc space. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Septic arthritis of a lumbar facet joint is a rare cause of low back pain, and only a few… (More)


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