Flashcards in Cervical Region Anatomy Deck (14):
What nerve indents the articular pilar of typical cervical vertebrae?
the medial branch of the dorsal ramus of a cervical spinal nerve
What is the classic angulation of typical cervical articular facets?
40-45 degrees from the coronal plane
Recent work suggests what angulation for typical cervical articular facets?
What is the orientation of the typical cervical superior articular facet?
backward, upward, medial (BUM)
What is the orientation of the typical cervical inferior articular facet?
forward, lateral, downward (FoLD)
What muscles will attach to typical cervical articular processes?
the longissiumus capitis, longissiumus cervicis, semispinalis capitis, semispinalis cervicis, mutifidis and rotators
What muscles blend with the capsular ligament of cervical zygapophyses?
the semispinalis capitis, multifidis and rotator longus
What is the joint classification for the typical cervical zygapophsyses?
synovial plane (diarthrosis arthrodia) joint
The greatest range of flexion-extension among the typical cervical vertebrae occurs at which vertebral couple?
What motions are coupled in the cervical spine?
lateral bending and axial rotation
Ranges of coupled motion among the typical cervical vertebrae will begin to decrease at what cervical vertebral couple?
C5/C6 vertebral couple
What is the usual condition for the Caucasian typical cervical spinous process?
the are bifid
What is the usual condition for the African-American typical cervical spinous process?
the are non-bifid