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How does the intervertebral disc act as a ligament?

collagen fibers from the intervertebral disc annulus fibrosus penetrate the epiphyseal rims of adjacent vertebral bodies similar to the way ligaments in general attach to bone


What traditionally either replaces or supports the posterior annulus fibrosus?

the posterior longitudinal ligament


What is the incidence of herniation of the intervertebral disc in the thoracic spine?

from 0.2 to 0.5%

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