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Flashcards in Back, spine and spinal cord Deck (7):
1

List the extrinsic back muscles:

levator scapulae
trapezius
rhomboids

2

List the intrinsic back muscles:

erector spinae
transversospinalis

3

How many vertebrae are there at each level?

7 cervical
12 thoracic
5 lumbar
5 sacral
4 coccygeal (fused)

4

Which vertebra has the odontoid process?

C2, Axis

5

How is caudal anaesthesia administered?

Injected via the sacral hiatus, into the epidural space

6

At what vertebral level does the spinal cord end?

L1/L2

7

Laminectomy is carried out to relieve pressure on spinal cord. How is it performed?

-remove spinous process(es) and adjacent lamina