Flashcards in Intertransverse Ligament Deck (8)
What is the classification of the intertransverse ligament-transverse process joint?
fibrous (amphiarthrosis) syndesmosis
What will the intertransverse ligament be attached to?
the transverse tubercles and transverse processes of adjacent vertebrae along the vertebral column from C1 to L5
What is the status of the cervical intertransverse ligament?
it is said to be paired with an anterior and a posterior intertransverse ligament present
What is the status of the thoracic intertransverse ligament?
- it is said to blend with muscles of the deep back
- a separate ligament may not exist
What is the status of the lumbar intertransverse ligament?
it is well developed with two parts identified: a ventral slip and a dorsal slip
Where in the vertebral column is the intertransverse ligament best developed?
the lumbar region
What forms the ventral slip of the intertransverse ligament in the lumbar spine?
- a membranous partition from the vertebral body covers the intervertebral foramen and extends back to the transverse process to form a ventral slip
- it is penetrated by the contents of the intervertebral foramen