Flashcards in Miscellaneous Cervical Spine Questions Deck (8):
What forms the boundaries for the exit of the C1 nerve from the spinal canal?
occipital condyle, superior articular proces of C1, capsular ligament, arcuate rim, groove or the vertebral artery, posterior atlanto-occipital ligament
What forms the boundaries for the C2 nerve exit from the spinal canal?
inferior articular process of C1, superior articular process of C2, capsular ligament, inferior vertebral notch of C1, superior vertebral notch of C2, posterior arch of C1, lamina of C2, posterior atlanto-axial ligament
What form the anterior boundary for the C3-C7 nerve exit from the spinal canal?
the vertebral bodies, intervertebral disc, posterior longitudinal ligament, uncinate process, lateral groove
What forms the anterior boundary for the C8 nerves exit from the spinal cord?
the vertebral bodies of C7 and T1, intervertebral disc, posterior longitudinal ligament, capsular ligament of the costocentral joint, superior costal facet of T1 and articular surface of the first rib
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)
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)
How many synovial joints are identified for each cervical vertebra?
C1 = none, C2 = 5, C3-6 = 8, C7 = 6