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Joints and Ligaments

Temporomandibular Ligament

Temporomandibular ligament is located on the lateral side of the temporomandibular joint. It is also known as the lateral ligament of the temporomandibular joint or external lateral ligament. Structure The temporomandibular ligament is mainly made up of diagonally oriented fibers. The temporomandibular ligament is made up of

Joints of the Neck

Between the lower 6 cervical vertebrae and craniovertebral joints, the joints of the neck contain intervertebral joints. The joints are typical cervical joints between the lower 6 cervical vertebrae. They all are like those joints in the different parts of the vertebral column. They allow flexion, extension

Typical Cervical Joints

All these are the joints between lower 6 cervical vertebrae. They contain joints between the vertebral bodies, vertebral arches and vertebral articular processes. Joints between the Vertebral Bodies They are of 2 types, viz. Secondary cartilaginous (intervertebral disc) between the bodies of adjacent vertebrae Synovial (joints of

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

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