Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation

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Capsule of atlantooccipital articulation
Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
Latin capsula articularis atlantooccipitalis
Anatomical terminology

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 in the public domain from page 295 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)