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1

specific bony attaching sites for the ligamentum flavum

laminae

2

ligamentum flavum will attach to what in addition to the laminae

may blend with the capsular ligament of the zygapophysis

3

how many ligamenta flava will attach to the lamina of a cervical segment

2: one with the upper margin, one with lower margin of the lamina

4

which region of the spine will the ligamentum flavum be paired

lumbar spine

5

how many ligamenta flava will attach to the lamina of a lumbar segment

4: 2 with upper margin, 2 with lower margin of the lamina

6

relationship of the ligamentum flavum to the vertebral foramen

forms the posterior boundary of the spinal canal

7

name given to the ligamentum flavum based on appearance and histology

yellow elastic ligament

8

fibers most ligaments are made up of

collagen type I which are whitish in appearance

9

color of most ligaments in the body

whitish

10

function of the ligamentum flavum

brakes or limits flexion of the vertebral column

11

now thought to be a major function of the ligamentum flavum

early prime factor in extension of the vertebral column

12

ossification of the ligamentum flavum most commonly ID'ed

thoracic spine or thoracolumbar transition zone

13

status of cervical intertransverse ligament

said to be paired with an anterior and a posterior intertransverse ligament present

14

status of the lumbar intertransverse ligament

it is well developed with 2 parts ID'ed, a ventral slip and a dorsal slip

15

where in the vertebral column is the intertransverse best developed

lumbar spine

16

part of the intertransverse ligament in the lumbar spine covers the intervertebral foramen

ventral slip

17

part of the intertransverse ligament in the lumbar spine divides the body wall into an anterior muscular compartment and a posterior muscular compartment

dorsal slip