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Question by  Wormoid (25)

What is bilateral facet joint hypertrophy?


Answer by  JSmith0330 (616)

Your spine consists of bones and discs. The bony part is called facets which are connected to each joint. Bilateral facet hypertrophy means your facet joints are enlarged. This a chronic inflammation best describe as rheumatic disease.


Answer by  SHOAIB (50)

It is the enlargement of the posterior junctions of two respective vertebrae, caused by pressure or osteoarthritis. It causes stiffness and backache.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

This is often a normal result of aging where that occurs in the spine as we age. The facet joints which is where vertebrae meet degenerates. Bilateral means the degeneration is occuring on both sides of the affected facet joint or joints.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Bilateral facet joint hypertrophy is an overgrowth of the portion of the bone which is at the sides of the vertebral bodies, called facets.

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