Structures

  • Vertebral column
  • Supraspinous ligament
  • Anterior Longitudinal ligament
  • Ligamentum flavum (missing from atlas)

NameOriginInsertionFunction
Anterior longitudinal ligament- Anteroinferior basilar portion of
occipital bone
- Anterior sacrum- Prevents excessive extension of spine
Supraspinous ligaments- Posterior spinous process C7- Posterior sacrum- Prevent excessive flexion of spine
Ligamentum flavum (missing from atlas)- Run the length of vertral column
- Span the joint capsule of spine to spinous process root
- Arise from superior border of one vertebral lamina
- Inferior border of vertebral lamina above- Prevent excessive flexion of spine