Posterior atlantoaxial ligament

The posterior atlantoaxial ligament is a broad, thin membrane attached, above, to the lower border of the posterior arch of the atlas; below, to the upper edges of the laminæ of the axis.

Posterior atlantoaxial ligament
Median sagittal section through the occipital bone and first three cervical vertebræ
Posterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
LatinLigamentum atlantoaxialis posterius
Anatomical terminology

It supplies the place of the ligamenta flava, and is in relation, behind, with the Obliqui capitis inferiores.

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