Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation

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Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation
Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
Latin capsula articularis atlantooccipitalis
Gray's p.295

The capsules of the atlantooccipital articulation surround the condyles of the occipital bone, and connect them with the articular processes of the atlas: they are thin and loose.

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