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Can bilateral facet arthropathy be caused by a fall?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Less likely

Less likely caused by a fall, but certainly worsened by a fall.
Facet arthtitis is usually caused by disc space narrowing, allowing the facets joints inappropriate movement. This causes secondary osteoarthritis of the facet joints. Any fall would invovle multiple levels, so i believe unlikely.

In brief: Less likely

Less likely caused by a fall, but certainly worsened by a fall.
Facet arthtitis is usually caused by disc space narrowing, allowing the facets joints inappropriate movement. This causes secondary osteoarthritis of the facet joints. Any fall would invovle multiple levels, so i believe unlikely.
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Not inmediately

There can be situations of an injury to rhe facet that can lead to post traumatic arthritis to set in causing pain symptoma related to the facet joints.
This takes time to occur.

In brief: Not inmediately

There can be situations of an injury to rhe facet that can lead to post traumatic arthritis to set in causing pain symptoma related to the facet joints.
This takes time to occur.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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