Anterior atlantoaxial ligament

Anterior atlantoaxial ligament

Infobox Ligament
Name = Anterior atlantoaxial ligament
Latin =
GraySubject = 73
GrayPage = 293

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

Caption2 = Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
From =
To =
MeshName =
MeshNumber =
DorlandsPre =
DorlandsSuf =
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

* [ Description at]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Anterior longitudinal ligament — Infobox Ligament Name = Anterior longitudinal ligament Latin = ligamentum longitudinale anterius GraySubject = 72 GrayPage = 288 Caption = Median sagittal section of two lumbar vertebræ and their ligaments. (Anterior longitudinal ligament runs… …   Wikipedia

  • Ligament — Diagram of the right knee. Typical joint In …   Wikipedia

  • Costoxiphoid ligament — Ligament: Costoxiphoid ligament Latin ligamenta costoxiphoidea From costal cartilage To xiphoid process of the sternum Dorlands/Elsevier …   Wikipedia

  • Nuchal ligament — Ligament: Nuchal ligament Posterior view of muscles connecting the upper extremity to the vertebral column. Nuchal ligament labeled in red at center …   Wikipedia

  • Costotransverse ligament — Ligament: Costotransverse ligament Latin ligamentum costotransversarium From rib To transverse process of a vertebra Dorlands/Elsevier …   Wikipedia

  • Alar ligament — Ligament: Alar ligament Membrana tectoria, transverse, and alar ligaments. (Alar ligament labeled at center right.) Latin ligamenta alaria Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Cruciate ligament of atlas — Ligament: Cruciate ligament of atlas Membrana tectoria, transverse, and alar ligaments. ( Transverse ligament and vertical portion visible intersecting at center.) Latin ligamentum cruciforme atlantis …   Wikipedia

  • Atlantoaxial articular capsule — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = capsula articularis atlantoaxialis lateralis GraySubject = 73 GrayPage = 292 Caption = Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve =… …   Wikipedia

  • Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane — Infobox Anatomy Name = Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane Latin = membrana atlantooccipitalis anterior GraySubject = 74 GrayPage = 295 Caption = Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament. Caption2 = System = Precursor =… …   Wikipedia

  • Ligament — A ligament is a tough band of connective tissue that connects various structures such as two bones. Ligament is a fitting term; it comes from the Latin ligare meaning to bind or tie. * * * 1. A band or sheet of fibrous tissue connecting two or… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”