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Joints and Ligaments

Ligamentum Nuchae

Ligamentum Nuchae a.k.a. Nuchal Ligament creates the median fibrous septum in the middle of the muscles of the two parts of posterior neck. It is a triangular sheet of fibroelastic tissue. Structure From the external occipital protuberance till the foramen magnum, the base of the ligamentum nuchae

Stylohyoid Ligament

Styloid process radiologically seems as a long, tapering, thin radiopaque prominence, which is thicker at its base and protrudes down as well as forward. Lengthwise, it differs generally from approximately 0.5-2.5 cm. From the styloid process the stylohyoid ligament spreads out towards the lesser horn of the

Sphenomandibular Ligament

The sphenomandibular ligament is an extracapsular ligament which belongs to the temporomandibular joint. Structure Sphenomandibular ligament is remnant of the unossified middle portion of the sheath belonging to the Meckel’s cartilage of the first pharyngeal arch. It gets highlighted and rigid whenever the mandible is protruded. Sphenomandibular

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

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