Atlantoaxial


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Atlantoaxial (Wikipedia)
Atlantoaxial joint
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Identifiers
LatinArticulatio atlantoaxialis mediana, articulatio atlantoaxialis lateralis
MeSHD001268
TAA03.2.04.001
A03.2.05.001
FMA25524
Anatomical terminology

The atlantoaxial joint is a joint in the upper part of the neck between the first and second cervical vertebrae; the atlas and axis. It is a pivot joint.

The atlantoaxial joint is of a complicated nature. It consists of no fewer than four distinct joints.[citation needed]

There is a pivot articulation between the odontoid process of the axis and the ring formed by the anterior arch and the transverse ligament of the atlas.

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