Facet Joint Fusion

What is a Facet Joint Fusion?

Facet joint fusion is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pain in the spine that originates from the facet joints. The procedure involves fusing the two facet joints together with bone grafts or implants to prevent movement between the vertebral bones, reducing pain caused by excessive joint movement. This procedure is typically used as a treatment for chronic back pain that has not responded to other non-surgical treatments.