Atlantoaxial articular capsule

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 =
Lymph =
MeshName =
MeshNumber =
DorlandsPre = c_07
DorlandsSuf = 12211195
The atlantoaxial articular capsules are thin and loose, and connect the margins of the lateral masses of the atlas with those of the posterior articular surfaces of the axis.

Each is strengthened at its posterior and medial part by an accessory ligament, which is attached below to the body of the axis near the base of the odontoid process, and above to the lateral mass of the atlas near the transverse ligament.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Articular capsule — Infobox Anatomy Name = Joint capsule | Latin = capsulae articulares GraySubject = 68 GrayPage = 282 Caption = Diagrammatic section of a diarthrodial joint. Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 07 DorlandsSuf =… …   Wikipedia

  • Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = capsula articularis atlantooccipitalis GraySubject = 74 GrayPage = 295 Caption = Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph …   Wikipedia

  • Atlanto-axial joint — Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament. Posterior atlantoöc …   Wikipedia

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

  • Joint — For other uses, see Joint (disambiguation). Typical Joint A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact.[1] They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally …   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

  • Fascia — Infobox Anatomy Name = Fascia Latin = fascia GraySubject = 104 GrayPage = Caption = The rectus sheath and the thoracolumbar fascia provide strong fascial support between the bottom of the ribcage and the top of the pelvis. Caption2 = Fascia… …   Wikipedia

  • Articulation of head of rib — Costovertebral articulations. Anterior view. Latin articulatio capitis costae Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Costotransverse joint — Costotransverse articulations Costotransverse articulation. Seen from above. Section of the costotran …   Wikipedia

  • Joint — A joint is the area where two bones are attached for the purpose of motion of body parts. A joint is usually formed of fibrous connective tissue and cartilage. An articulation or an arthrosis is the same as a joint. Joints are grouped according… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

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