Anterior atlantoaxial ligament
|Anterior atlantoaxial ligament|
Anterior atlantooccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
|Latin||Ligamentum atlantoaxialis anterius|
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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