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Cervical Vertebrae: Uncovertebral Joints Anatomy

Cervical Vertebrae: Uncovertebral Joints Anatomy
Cervical vertebrae: anterior view: Dens of axis, Anterior arch of atlas, Transverse foramen, Intervertebral foramen (for C3 spinal nerve), Intervertebral disc, Vertebral body, Inferior articular process, Superior articular proce Groove for spinal nerve, Uncus, Inferior articular process (C3), Superior articular process (C4), Uncovertebral joints (clefts of Luschka), Nucleus  pulposus Transverse process, Intervertebral foramen (for C7 spinal nerve), Vertebral body (C7).

The uncovertebral joints of the cervical spine: anterior view (C3 to C7 have been sectioned coronally to expose the joints), Articular cartilage on dens for median atlantoaxial joint, Atlas (C1).

Cervical Vertebrae: Uncovertebral Joints Anatomy