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Superior Articular Facets of First Lumbar Vertebra
Skeletal System

Superior Articular Facets of First Lumbar Vertebra

Facies articulares superiores vertebrae lumbalis primae

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The superior articular facets are the smooth, posteromedially facing articular areas on the superior articular processes of a lumbar vertebra. They articulate with the corresponding inferior articular facets of the vertebra above, forming zygapophyseal joints.

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First Lumbar Vertebra

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The first lumbar vertebra has slight erosion of the superior articular surface of the body and lateral bony spurs, with anterior cavitation.

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