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What forms the anterior boundary for the C3-C7 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

the vertebral bodies, intervertebral disc, posterior longitudinal ligament, unite process, lateral groove


What are the superior articular facet orientations for the cervical vertebrae?

C1 is back ward, upward, medial (BUM), C2 is backward, upward, lateral, (BUL), C3-C7 is backward, upward, and medial (BUM)


What are the inferior articular facet orientations for the cervical vertebrae?

C1 is backward, downward, medial (BMD), C2-C6 is forward, downward, lateral (FoLD), C7 is forward, downward, medial (ForMeD)


How many synovial joints are identified for each cervical vertebra?

C1 = five, C2 = eight, C3-6 = eight, C7 = six


How many joints are identified at the vertebral body of each cervical vertebra?

C1 = none, C2 = ten, C3-6 = ten, C7 = eight


What features will allow discrimination between T2-T4 and T5-T8 segmental groups?

the vertebral body, transverse process, articular process and spinous process


What is the name given to the left side appearance of the vertebral body of T5-T8?

the aortic impression


What is the height pattern of they typical thoracic vertebral body?

the posterior height is greater than the anterior height by one to two millimeters


What is the height pattern of intervertebral discs in the typical thoracic region?

the intervertebral discs are rather planar or flat with no apparent height difference between anterior and posterior heights


What is the principal cause of the posterior curve of the thoracic spine?

the vertebral body height differences


In terms of the anterior-posterior curves of the vertebral column, what direction will the thoracic spine face?



What is another way of naming a poster curve pattern?

a kyphotic curve