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1

The ALL extends from ____ to ___.

sacrum to base of occiput

2

Which is thicker and stronger? ALL or PLL

ALL

3

Which ligament prevents hyperextension of the spine?

ALL

4

The PLL extends from ____ to ______.

C2 to sacrum

5

The PLL is ____ and weak.

thin

6

The PLL prevents _______ of the spine.

Hyperflexion

7

The PLL continues as the _______ upwards and beyond ____.

tectorial membrane
C2

8

The supraspinous ligaments prevents _______.

hyperflexion

9

The supraspinous ligament continues as _______ upwards and beyond ___.

Nuchal ligament
C7

10

Which ligaments prevent posterior translation and limits flexion?

interspinous ligament

11

Which is the yellow elastic ligament?

ligamentum flavum

12

The ligamentum flavum extends between the ______ of adjacent vertebra.

lamina

13

The ligamentum flavum contains lots of _____ tissue and limits ______ and prevents _____ in extension.

Elastic
Flexion
buckling

14

Which ligaments limit lateral bending?

intertransverse

15

Altar ligament aka?

The "check" ligament

16

Altar ligament originates from the posterior and lateral aspect of the _____ and inserts into the medial aspect of the condyle of the ______.

dens
occiput

17

The altar ligament limits what?

Axial rotation

18

Which ligament arises from the apex of the dens?

Apical ligament

19

The Apical ligament inserts where?

Anterior aspect of the foramen magnum

20

The Apical ligament limits what?

Flexion and extension of C2

21

The transverse part of the cruciate ligament extends from a small tubercle, ________, on the lateral mass of atlas to the same tubercle on the other side.

colliculus atlantis

22

The cruciate ligament limits what?

Lateral translation

23

What are the parts of the cruciate ligament?

Transverse and vertical parts
Inferior and superior longitudinal