Definitions for "Facet joints"
The joints on the posterior part of the spine between the lamina.
The name given to a pair of small joints, present at each level of the spine, which are coupled with an intervertebral disc. They serve to regulate the movements of that disc. They also provide a good deal of stability for the spine.
Also called Zygapophyseal Joints are the flat surfaced joints at the back of the vertebrae These joints enable spinal movement. The facets from the upper and lower vertebrae join together to form a joint. Like other joints in the body, the moving surfaces are coated with smooth cartilage to facilitate movement