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1

What area does the ALL cover?

The sacrum to the basal part of the occiput

2

Is the ALL weaker or stronger than the PLL?

Stronger

3

What does the ALL prevent?

Hyperextension

4

What area does the PLL cover?

Extends from C2 to the sacrum

5

Above C2 the PLL is called what?

Tectorial membrane

6

What does the PLL prevent?

Hyperflexion

7

Where does the supraspinous ligament attach?

Tips of the spinous process

8

Beyond C7 what is the supraspinous ligament called?

Ligamentum Nuchae

9

What does the supraspinous ligament prevent?

Hyperflexion

10

What area does the interspinous ligament prevent?

Between the spinous processes of adjacent vertebra

11

What does the interspinous ligament prevent?

Posterior translation and limits flexion

12

What area does the ligamentum flavum cover?

The lamina of adjacent vertebra

13

What does the ligamentum flavum limit?

Limits flexion and prevents buckling in extension

14

What area does the intertransverse ligament cover?

Between the transverse processes

15

What does the intertransverse ligament limit?

Lateral bending

16

Where does the alar ligament attach?

The posterolateral aspect of the dens to the occipital condyles

17

What does the alar ligament limit?

Limits axial rotation contralaterally

18

Where does the apical ligament attach?

Apex of the dens to the anterior aspect of the foramen magnum

19

What does the apical ligament limit?

Flexion and extension of C2

20

Where does the cruciate ligament attach?

Transverse atlantal portion - via small tuberclesSuperior longitudinal - to the anterior lip of the foramen magnumInferior longitudinal - to the body of C2