Posterior atlantoaxial ligament

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Ligament: Posterior atlantoaxial ligament
Median sagittal section through the occipital bone and first three cervical vertebræ
Posterior atlantoöccipital membrane and atlantoaxial ligament.
Gray's subject #73 293

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.

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

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