Anterior longitudinal ligament

The anterior longitudinal ligament is a flat, strong band that runs along the anterior surface of vertebral bodies from the second cervical vertebra (axis) to the sacrum. The thoracic region is the thickest. The posterior longitudinal ligament runs from the axis to the sacrum along the posterior surface of the vertebral bodies, and is continuous as membrane tectoria. When these ligaments ossify or calcify, the normal alignment of the vertebrae is disrupted, resulting in a change in posture and gait.

  • Track 1-1 Hyperostosis
  • Track 2-2 Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Track 3-3 Lumbar vertebrae
  • Track 4-4 Spondylosis
  • Track 5-5 Cervical vertebrae
  • Track 6-6 Cervical Lordosis

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