Flashcards in Interspinous Ligament Deck (9):
What is the classification of the interspinous ligament-spinous process joint?
fibrous (amphiarthrosis) syndesmosis
What vertebral levels will the interspinous ligament be attached to?
those between C2 and S1 inclusive
What are the specific bony attaching sites for the interspinous ligament?
along the length of the spinous process
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
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
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
What is the status of the thoracic interpsinous ligament?
it is narrow and elongated reflecting the shape of the spinous process
What is the status of the lumbar interspinous ligament?
it is broad and thick with three layers identified from anterior to posterior