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NECK-LATERAL ATLANTO-AXIAL JOINT

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NECK-LATERAL ATLANTO-AXIAL JOINT

1. These are synovial joints between the lateral inferior articular facets of the atlas and the superior articular facets of the axis.

2. The joint surfaces are circular and flat and are covered by hyaline cartilage.

3. The capsule is supplied by C2 nerve.

4. Responsible for rotation of the head.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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