Bow tie sign

Last revised by Jayanka Chathumal on 7 Oct 2023

The bow tie sign refers to the appearance of rotated facets in unilateral facet joint dislocation. Facet joint displacement coupled with a rotational deformity gives a bow-tie like appearance on a lateral view radiograph of spine 1.

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