Interspinal ligament

Interspinal ligament

Infobox Ligament
Name = Interspinal ligament
Latin = ligamenta interspinalia
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Caption = Median sagittal section of two lumbar vertebrae and their ligaments. (Inter-spinal ligt. visible at center right.)


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From = spinous process
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The interspinal ligaments (interspinous ligaments), thin and membranous, connect adjoining spinous processes and extend from the root to the apex of each process.

They meet the ligamenta flava in front and the supraspinal ligament behind.

The ligaments are narrow and elongated in the thoracic region, broader, thicker, and quadrilateral in form in the lumbar region, and only slightly developed in the neck.

External links

* [http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/lumbar/My%20Project/Anatomy/anatomy.htm Picture] at McGill University


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