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1

What joint classifications are present at C7?

Synovial plane (diarthrosis arthrodia), modified synovial saddle (diarthrosis sellar), fibrous (amphiarthrosis) syndesmosis , and cartilaginous (amphiarthrosis) symphysis

2

What forms the boundaries for the exit of the C1 nerve from the spinal canal?

Occipital condyle, superior articular process of C1, capsular ligament, arcuate rim, groove for the vertebral artery, posterior atlanto-occipital ligament

3

What forms the anterior boundary for the C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

Inferior articular process of C1, superior articular process of C2, capsular ligament

4

What forms the posterior boundary for the C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

The posterior arch of C1, lamina of C2, and posterior atlanto-axial ligament

5

What forms the anterior boundary for the C3-C7 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

The vertebral bodies, intervertebral disc, posterior longitudinal ligament, uncinate process, lateral groove

6

What forms the anterior boundary for the C8 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

The vertebral bodies of C7 and T1, intervertebral disc, posterior longitudinal ligament, capsular ligament of the costocentral joint, superior costal facet of T1, and articular surface of the first rib

7

What are the superior articular facet orientations of the cervical vertebrae?

C1 is backward, upward, media (BUM)
C2 is backward, upward, lateral (BUL)
C3-C7 is backward, upward, medial (BUM)

8

What are the inferior articular facet orientations for the cervical vertebrae?

C1 is backward, downward, medial (BMD)
C2-C6 is forward, downward, lateral (FoLD)
C7 is forward, downward, medial (ForMeD)

9

How many synovial joints are identified for each cervical vertebra?

C1=5
C2=8
C3-C6=8
C7=6

10

How many joints are identified at the vertebral body of each cervical vertebra?

C1=none
C2=10
C3-C6=10
C7=8

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