MSK ultrasound of the lumbar facet joints

The accuracy of a MSK ultrasound approach to assessment of facet joints of the lumbar spine in healthy people

Facet joints degenerative diseases include osteophyte formation, rough bone surface, narrow joint space and hypertrophy of the articular process. MSK ultrasound is used a lot for assessing extremities. Can it also assess the facet joints of the lumbar spine? The summarized article determined the feasibility and accuracy of a MSK ultrasound approach to assess facet joints of the lumbar spine in a healthy population.


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