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Flashcards in Fibal Ligamentum Flavum Deck (12)
1

What will the ligamentum flavum attach to in addition to the laminae

They may bend with the capsular ligament of the zygapophysis

2

How many ligaments flava will attach to the lamina of a cervical segment

Two: one with the upper margin of the lamina and one with the lower margin

3

In which region of the spine will the ligamentum flavum be paired

The lumbar spine

4

How many ligamenta flava will attach to the lamina of alumbar segment

Four: two with the upper margin of the lamina and two with the lower margin

5

What is the relationship of the ligamentum flavum to the vertebral foramen

It forms the posterior boundary of the spinal canal

6

What is the name given to the ligamentum flavum based on appearance and histology

It is a yellow elastic ligament

7

What fibers are most ligaments made up of

Collagen type I fibers which are whitish in appearance

8

What is the color most ligaments in the body

They are whitish

9

What is the function of the ligamentum flavum

It brakes or,limits flexion of the vertebral column

10

What is now thought to be a major function of the ligamentum flavum

It is an early prime factor in extension of the vertebral column

11

Where is ossification of the ligamentum flavum most commonly identified

The thoracic spine or Thoracolumbar transition zone

12

What are specific bony attaching sites for the ligamentum flavum

The laminae

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