Flashcards in Ligamentum Flavum Deck (5)
**What is the name given to the ligamentum flavum based on appearance and histology?
it is a yellow elastic ligament
What fibers are most ligaments made up of?
collagen type I fibers which are whitish in appearance
What is the function of the ligamentum flavum?
it brakes or limits flexion of the vertebral column
What is now thought to be a major function of the ligamentum flavum?
it is an early prime factor in extension of the vertebral column