Posterior atlantoaxial ligament

Posterior atlantoaxial ligament

Infobox Ligament
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Caption = Median sagittal section through the occipital bone and first three cervical vertebræ

Caption2 = Posterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
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The posterior atlantoaxial ligament is a broad, thin membrane attached, above, to the lower border of the posterior arch of the atlas; below, to the upper edges of the laminæ of the axis.

It supplies the place of the ligamenta flava, and is in relation, behind, with the Obliqui capitis inferiores.

ee also

* Atlanto-axial joint

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