miscellaneous cervical questions Flashcards Preview

Spinal Anatomy Exam 2 > miscellaneous cervical questions > Flashcards

Flashcards in miscellaneous cervical questions Deck (7):
1

what forms the anterior boundary for the C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

inferior articular process of C1, superior articular process of C2, capsular ligament

2

what forms the posterior boundary for the C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

posterior arch of C1, lamina of C2 and posterior atlanto-axial ligament

3

what forms the anterior boundary for the C3-C7 nerve exit from the spinal canal?

vertebral bodies, intervertebral disc, posterior longitudinal ligament, uncinate process, lateral groove

4

what are the superior articular facet orientations for the cervical vertebrae?

C1 is backward, upward, medial (BUM), C2 is backward, upward, lateral (BUL), C3-C7 is backward, upward, medial (BUM)

5

what are the inferior articular facet orientations for the cervical vertebrae?

C1 is backward, downward, medial (BMD), C2-C6 is forward, downward, lateral (FoLD), C7 is forward, downward, medial (ForMeD)

6

how many synovial joints are identified for each cervical vertebra?

C1=5, C2=8, C3-C6=8, C7=6

7

how many joints are identified at the vertebral body of each cervical vertebra?

C1=0, C2=10, C3-C6=10, C7=8