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layers of ligamentum nuchae

superficial and deep layer are identified

2

name given to the superficial layer of the ligamentum nuchae

funicular layer or part

3

name given to the deep layer of the ligamentum nuchae

lamellar layer or part

4

attachment sites for the superficial layer of the ligamentum nuchae

EOP,
EOC(c=crest),
spinous tubercle of C7

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histological make-up of the human ligamentum nuchae

yellow elastic ligament, but has more collagen fibers than in quadrapeds

6

what is the primary yellow elastic or elastic ligament of the spine

ligamentum flavum

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classic function of the human ligamentum nuchae

brakes or limits flexion of the cervical spine

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classic termination level inferiorly for the supraspinous ligament

upper sacral spinous tubercles

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termination level inferiorly for the supraspinous ligament according to current literature

primarily at L4 (73%) between L4 and L5 (5%)

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where the supraspinous ligament is best developed

lumbar spine

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now believed to form the supraspinous ligament in the lumbar spine

tendons or aponeurosis associated with the longissimus thoracis and the multifidis

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classic function of the human supraspinous ligament

brakes or limits flexion of the spine

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now thought to be a major function of the supraspinous ligament

proprioceptive transducer for the spinal refelx