Cruciform ligament of atlas

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Ligament: Cruciform ligament of atlas
Membrana tectoria, transverse, and alar ligaments. ("Transverse ligament" and "vertical portion" visible intersecting at center.)
Latin ligamentum cruciforme atlantis
Gray's subject #73 293
Dorlands/Elsevier l_09/12492136

The cruciform ligament of atlas (or cruciate ligament) is a ligament of the atlanto-axial joint.

It consists of the transverse ligament of the atlas, along with additional fibers above and below.[1]


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