Anterior atlantoaxial ligament

Anterior atlantoaxial ligament

Infobox Ligament
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The anterior atlantoaxial ligament is a strong membrane, fixed, above, to the lower border of the anterior arch of the atlas; below, to the front of the body of the axis.

It is strengthened in the middle line by a rounded cord, which connects the tubercle on the anterior arch of the atlas to the body of the axis, and is a continuation upward of the anterior longitudinal ligament.

The ligament is in relation, in front, with the Longi capitis.

ee also

* Atlanto-axial joint

External links

* [http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article1268.html Description at spineuniverse.com]


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