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What is the typical classification of the capsular ligament-articular process joint?

synovial (diarthrosis) arthrodia


What is the relationship between the capsular ligament and mobility?

the more lax/loose the capsular ligament it, the greater the motion of the joint


What regions of the vertebral column demonstrate the greatest laxity of capsular ligaments?

the cervical and lumbar regions


In which region of the vertebral column will the capsular ligament be the tightest?

the thoracic region


What layers are present in the capsular ligament?

- a superficial layer of collagen fibers
- a deep layer of elastic fibers


The capsular ligament may blend with which other common ligament?

the ligamentum flavum


What muscle will blend with the capsular ligament posteriorly?



What is the pattern of innervation for the zygapophysis capsular ligament?

it is typically innervated by 3 spinal nerves


If the zygapophyseal capsular ligament is not significantly involved in restricting motion, what is its function?

it is probably involved in proprioceptive feedback to the muscles stabilizing the vertebral couple during movement

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