The role of the lumbar facet joints in spinal stability. Identification of alternative paths of loading.

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STUDY DESIGN The role of the facet joints in spinal stability was analyzed using long-segment cadaver spines. OBJECTIVES To establish the existence of alternate paths of loading when the facet joints and anulus are compromised. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It has been reported that facet arthrosis and degeneration never occur without the presence of… (More)

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@article{Haher1994TheRO, title={The role of the lumbar facet joints in spinal stability. Identification of alternative paths of loading.}, author={Thomas R Haher and M. O'Brien and Joseph W Dryer and Rodrigo Parias Nucci and R I Zipnick and D. Leone}, journal={Spine}, year={1994}, volume={19 23}, pages={2667-70 discussion 2671} }