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Anatomy: Back

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Exaggerated over-curvature of thoracic area of vertebral column Kyphosis
Lateral deviation of vertebral column Scoliosis
Major feature of cervical vertebrae Transverse foramina
Structure which regionally determines vertebral movement Facet joints
Vertebra located at level of iliac crest L4
Ligament that connects internal surface of laminae of vertebrae Ligamentum flavum
Ligament that checks hyperextension of vertebral column Anterior longitudinal
Ligament affected by whiplash injury Anterior longitudinal
Ligament which limits skull rotation Alar
Defective portion of vertebra with spondylolisthesis in cervical area Pedicle
Defective portion of vertebra with spondylolisthesis in lumbar area Pars interarticularis, Lamina
Common direction of all superior articular facets of vertebrae Posterior
Structure in contact with posterior surface of dens Transverse ligament of atlas(part of cruciate)
Most commonly herniated intervertebral disc L4-5
Most common nerve compressed with herniated intervertebral disc L5
Spinal nerve affected by protrusion of the disc between C5/6 C6
Spinal nerve affected with herniated disc at L3/L4 L4
Thoracic intercostal space located deep to triangle of auscultation sixth
Vertebral level of lumbar puncture L4
Muscles which extend and side-bend the spine Erector spinae
Muscles which extend, ROTATE, and side-bend the spine Transversospinae
Innervation of suboccipital muscles Suboccipital nerve (Dorsal
ramus C1)
Roof of suboccipital triangle Semispinalis capitis
Floor of suboccipital triangle Posterior arch of atlas; posterior atlanto-occipital membrane
Major vessel within suboccipital triangle Vertebral artery
Synonym for dorsal ramus of C2 Greater occipital nerve
Inferior extent of dura-arachnoid sac S2
Inferior extent of spinal cord L2
Location of internal vertebral plexus Epidural space
Created by: tessah10