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1

What is the synovial joint that is between the cricoid cartilage and the inferior horn of the thyroid cartilage?

Cricothyroid Joint

2

What movement does the cricothyroid joint allow for?

Rotation of the thyroid cartilage around the horizontal axis

3

What is the synovial joint between the cricoid cartilage and the base of the arytenoid cartilage?

Cricoarytenoid Joint

4

What motion does the cricoarytenoid joint allow for?

Gliding and rotation of the arytenoid cartilages on the cricoid cartilage

5

What is the sheet like ligament that extends from the thyroid cartilage to the hyoid bone?

Thyrohyoid Membrane

6

What structures will pierce the thyrohyoid membrane?

1) Internal Laryngeal Nerve
2) Superior Laryngeal Vessels

7

What is the ligament that extends from the arch of the cricoid cartilage to the thyroid cartilage?

Median Cricothyroid Ligamnet

8

What is the conective tissue that extends from the thyroid cartilage in front to the vocal process of the arytenoid cartilage behind?

Vocal Ligament

9

What is the fibroelastic membrane that extends upward from the cricoid cartilage to the vocal ligamnet?

Conus Elasticus

10

What forms the free edge of the conus elasticus?

Vocal Ligamnet

11

What connects the epiglottic cartilage to the arytnoid cartilage on either side?

Quadrangular Membrane

12

What forms the superior margin of the quadrangular membrane?

Aryepiglottic ligamnet within the aryepiglottic fold

13

What forms the inferior margin of the quadrangular membrane?

the vestibular ligamnet within the vestibular fold