Anterior atlantoaxial ligament

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Anterior atlantoaxial ligament
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Median sagittal section through the occipital bone and first three cervical vertebrae
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Anterior atlantooccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
Details
Latin Ligamentum atlantoaxialis anterius
Identifiers
Gray's p.293
Anatomical terminology

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.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.

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