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1

How do you landmark the TP's

Go to the superior aspect of the SP
Come out and inch and press anterior an inch
-if over Tp you will eventually stop sinking in
-if not it will be a soft end feel

2

What sometimes occurs with increased age with regard to ligaments? Prevention tips?

ligament ossification
-Keep them active and moving to prevent further ossification, you can't reverse the changes however

3

What ligament attaches to the spine and has fan shaped fibres? What is the significance of this fan shape?

Interspinous ligament
- fan shaped to accommodate force during forward flexion and spread the forces amongst more of the fibres

4

What does the interspinous ligament merge with (ligaments) and what is the implication of this?

Merges with fibres of both the supraspinous ligament and the ligamentum flavum.
- Implication is force attenuation as the forces are dispersed among multiple ligaments

5

What two points does the ligamentum flavum run between?

Superior aspect of one lamina to the inferior aspect of the one above.

6

What ligament is made up of elastin? Why?

Ligamentum Flavum
- made of elastin to allow the ligament to stretch during flexion

7

T/F The supraspinous ligament pulls on the interspinous ligament which then pulls on the ligamentum flavum during flexion

true
- implication is force attenuation

8

Which ligament is fan shaped?
Which Ligament is made of elastin?
Which ligament is combined with the capsule?

Interspinous ligament
Ligamentum Flavum
Ligamentum Flavum
- combined with capsule for force attenuation