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Internal Craniocervical Ligaments Anatomy

Internal Craniocervical Ligaments Anatomy
Tectorial membrane Deeper (accessory) part of tectorial membrane (atlantoaxial ligament), Posterior longitudinal ligament, Alar ligaments, Atlas (C1), Axis (C2), Superior longitudinal band, Transverse ligament of atlas Inferior longitudinal band, Cruciate ligament, Apical ligament of dens, Alar ligament, Posterior articular facet of dens (for transverse ligament of atlas), Anterior tubercle of atlas Alar ligament, Synovial cavities, Transverse ligament of atlas, Dens, Atlas (C1), Axis (C2), Upper part of vertebral canal with spinous processes and parts of vertebral arches removed to expose ligaments on posterior vertebral bodies: posterior view.

Principal part of tectorial membrane removed to expose deeper ligaments: posterior view, Median atlantoaxial joint: superior view, Cruciate ligament removed to show deeper ligaments: posterior view, Capsule of atlantooccipital joint, Capsule of zygapophysial joint (C2–3), Clivus, Anterior atlantooccipital ligament.

Internal Craniocervical Ligaments Anatomy