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Joints and Ligaments

Craniovertebral Joints

These joints take place between occipital condyles, atlas and axis. All these joints are superbly adapted for eye and head coordination and serve as a universal joint and together allow horizontal and vertical scanning movements of the head. The craniovertebral joints contain: Atlanto-occipital joints. Atlantoaxial joints. Atlanto-Occipital

Temporomandibular Joint

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint between temporal bone and mandible that enables the movements of the mandible for language and mastication. There are two joints, one on every side of the head, The mandible is one bone having 2 heads, which joint on every side

Suspensory and Test Ligaments of the Eye

  Around every muscle that pierces it, the fascia bulbi gives a tubular sheath. A triangular growth (lateral check ligament) from the fascial sheath of lateral rectus, goes laterally for connection to the lateral wall of the orbit on Whitnall’s tubercle. Likewise, medially for connecting to the

Coronal Suture

The coronal suture is the cranial suture created in the middle of the two parietal bones as well as the frontal bone. Bregma is the point on the centerline of the skull, along the coronal suture, where both parietal bones connect with the frontal bone. It is

Sagittal Suture

The sagittal suture is a fibrous connective tissue joint in the middle of the two parietal bones of the skull. The sagittal suture is also called Interparietal suture or Sutura interparietalis. The sagittal suture is located medially in the middle of the two parietal bones. This is

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