Posterior atlantoaxial ligament

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Posterior atlantoaxial ligament
Median sagittal section through the occipital bone and first three cervical vertebræ
Posterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
Latin Ligamentum atlantoaxialis posterius
Anatomical terminology

The posterior atlantoaxial ligament is a broad, thin membrane attached, above, to the lower border of the posterior arch of the atlas; below, to the upper edges of the laminæ of the axis.

It supplies the place of the ligamenta flava, and is in relation, behind, with the Obliqui capitis inferiores.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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