Flashcards in Costovertebral joint Deck (22):
What are the locations for costovertebral joints on the vertebra?
the costocentral joint at the vertebral body and the costotransverse joint at the transverse process
Which costocentral ligament forms part of the anterior boundary of the intervertebral foramen?
the costocentral capsular ligament
The costocentral radiate/stellate ligament is identified with which joint classification?
fibrous (amphiarthrosis) syndesmosis
An intra-articular ligament will be identified with which ribs?
ribs 2 - 9
What are the attaching surfaces of the intra-articular ligament?
the intra-articular crest of the head of the rib and the intervertebral disc
Which vertebrae will have a synovial plane (diarthrosis arthrodia) costotransverse joint?
typically T1 - T10
What are the accessory ligaments of the costotransverse joint?
the superior costotransverse ligament, the inferior costotransverse ligament and the lateral costotransverse ligament
*At what rib will the superior costotransverse ligament be absent?
the first rib
What ligaments will attach to the neck of the twelfth rib?
the superior costotransverse ligament from T11 and the lumbocostal ligament for L1
What are the attachment sites for the lumbocostal ligament?
the neck of the twelfth rib and the transverse process of L1
What is the function of the superior costotransverse ligament?
limitation of lateral bending or maintaining lateral stability
What are the attachment sites for the inferior costotransverse ligament?
the neck of the rib and the transverse process of the vertebra at that level
Which vertebrae will have an attachment for the inferior costotransverse ligament?
T1 - T11
At what rib will the inferior costotransverse ligament be absent?
the twelfth rib
What is the name of the space between the transverse process and the neck of the rib?
the costotransverse foramen
Which ligament "fills" the costotransverse foramen?
the inferior costotransverse ligament
What are the attachment sites for the lateral costotransverse ligament?
the non-articular surface of the tubercle of the rib and the transverse tubercle of the transverse process of the vertebra at that level
Which vertebrae will have an attachment for the lateral costotransverse ligament?
T1 - T11
Which vertebra will lack an attachment for the lateral costotransverse ligament?
**Which vertebral couples of the thoracic spine have the greatest motion?
T11/T12 and T12/L1
Which range of motion is greatest for lower thoracic vertebral couples?
flexion - extension