Talk:Atlas (anatomy)

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Article Cleanup Co-Ordination Point[edit]

I have met 2 persons who had a Atlas to Occiput FUSION after serious accidents, and both claim their lives are now/since normal. The doctor I went to see said it was "a horrible compromise",and Now I'm very confused. I must get a series of "diagnostic shots" before even knowing if c1-Occ fusion or c1-c2 fusion is needed for my "miserably" unstable spine. Arm & hand pain are common, both to fusionees as well as me [no surgery yet]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Brennanmoriarty (talkcontribs) 00:59, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

Hello to all! I am proposing a merge from the following articles into this article:

This is for the following reasons:

  • The main article would benefit significantly from having all this information in one place.
  • These articles are very short in length (1-2 sentences) and have not been edited significantly in 3-4 years.
  • These topics, if presented together, would enhance the quality of this page and its readership.
  • This knowledge shouldn't be obscured from readers of this article by virtue of being isolated in an obscure article of 1-2 lines.
  • These topics may receive more attention by being mentioned in the main article.
  • The articles, if needs be, could be re-expanded at a later date.

Kind Regards, LT910001 (talk) 06:53, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

I agree. It's not really sensible to have this split up among so many articles. WiiWillieWiki 21:45, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Proximal Structrures[edit]


I would like to see a section on proximal structures that pass through and around the atlas. Such as, on the outer surfaces - nerves, vessels, and muscles not necessarily attached to atlas but that are within a reasonably small distance, perhaps 1cm or 0.5cm circumferentially, as well as above and below. On the inner surfaces - the connective tissues such as ligaments, bone (already included), meninges (including the dentate ligament), and spinal cord, as well as what passes through the transverse foramen. Having looked over the article I assumed all of the attached structures are included, like ligaments and muscles, but I realized that the dentate ligament, which has a hard attachment to atlas, was not included.

Thank you,

seVEMes — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:55, 13 May 2014 (UTC)