Movements of Upper Cervical Ligaments

Published May 9, 2016

Here is a study that discusses the roles of the ligaments of the upper cervical spine. These are important to have on hand so if we see abnormal movement on a DMX or image, we can determine which ligament may be involved and what position may be better or worse for our patients.

Transverse Ligament: The transverse ligament is the major stabilizing ligament at the atlantoaxial joint. The atlantoaxial joint is responsible for about 47° of rotation at the neck. The transverse ligament permits rotation to occur while the alar ligaments prevent excessive rotation. conducted a study to test . . .

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