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1

What is the classification of the interspinous ligament-spinous process joint?

fibrous (amphiarthrosis) syndesmosis

2

What vertebral levels will the interspinous ligament be attached to?

those between C2 and S1 inclusive

3

What are the specific bony attaching sites for the interspinous ligament?

along the length of the spinous process

4

What is the status of the human interspinous ligament compared with other common ligaments?

they are poorly developed as ligaments although collagen fibers are present

5

With which other common ligaments will the interspinous ligament blend or fuse?

- posteriorly with the ligamentum nuchae in the cervical spine
- posteriorly with the supraspinous ligament in the thoracic and lumbar spine
- anteriorly with the ligamentum flavum

6

What is the status of the cervical interspinous ligament?

it is lacking, poorly developed, or simply considered the deep anterior part of the ligamentum nuchae

7

What is the status of the thoracic interpsinous ligament?

it is narrow and elongated reflecting the shape of the spinous process

8

What is the status of the lumbar interspinous ligament?

it is broad and thick with three layers identified from anterior to posterior

9

What is now thought to be a major function of the interspinous ligament?

it is more likely a proprioceptive transducer for the spinal reflex

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