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1

What is the classification of the supraspinous ligament-spinous tubercle joint?

fibrous (amphiarthrosis) syndesmosis

2

What will the supraspinous ligament be attached to?

the spinous tubercles along the vertebral column from C7 to sacrum

3

What is the classic termination level inferiorly for the supraspinous ligament?

the upper sacral spinous tubercles

4

What is the termination level inferiorly for the supraspinous ligament according to current literature?

- primarily at L4 (73%)
- between L4 and L5 (5%)

5

Describe the layers of the supraspinous ligament.

- the superficial layer connects 3-4 segments
- the middle layer connects 2-3 segments
- the deep layer connects adjacent vertebrae

6

Where is the supraspinous ligament said to be best developed?

in the lumbar spine

7

What is now believed to form the supraspinous ligament in the lumbar spine?

the tendons or aponeurosis associated with the longissimus thoracis and the multifidis

8

What is the classic function of the human supraspinous ligament?

it brakes or limits flexion of the spine

9

What is now thought to be a major function of the supraspinous ligament?

it is a proprioceptive transducer for the spinal reflex

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