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Flashcards in Capsular Ligament Deck (9):
1

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

synovial (diarthrosis) arthrodia

2

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

3

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

the cervical and lumbar regions

4

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

the thoracic region

5

What layers are present in the capsular ligament?

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

6

The capsular ligament may blend with which other common ligament?

the ligamentum flavum

7

What muscle will blend with the capsular ligament posteriorly?

multifidis

8

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

it is typically innervated by 3 spinal nerves

9

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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