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1

What is the maximum number of common ligaments identified with a vertebral couple?

eight

2

What is the reason that nine common ligaments are identified but only eight will be attached at any specific vertebral couple?

the ligamentum nuchae and supraspinous ligaments attach to the spinous tubercles, but only one of these will be identified at a single vertebral couple

3

Which common ligaments will attach to the vertebral body?

the anterior longitudinal ligament, intervertebral disc, and posterior longitudinal ligament

4

What common ligament(s) will attach to the vertebral arch?

the ligamentum flavum