supraspinous ligament

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su·pra·spi·nous lig·a·ment

the longitudinal fibrous band attached to the tips of the spinous processes of the vertebrae; in the cervical region it is altered to form the ligamentum nuchae.
Synonym(s): ligamentum supraspinale [TA]
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In the midline technique, the needle is inserted below the lower edge of the spinous process of the selected upper vertebrae and passes through the skin, subcutaneous tissue, supraspinous ligament, interspinous ligament, ligamentum flavum as well as the epidural space until it reaches dura arachnoids and pierces it.
In this technique, interspinous and supraspinous ligaments are put aside, and ligamentum flavum is the first resistance with which one might encounter.
I have no idea what happened, but he suffered a major trauma to his supraspinous ligament while at livery away from home.
A larger gauge introducer (usually 18 or 19 gauge) passed through the skin and into the supraspinous ligament helps guide the anesthesia needle, and eases passage of the needle through the tougher structures of the skin and ligament (Figure).
Pass introducer through the skin and into the supraspinous ligament.
CT/MRI showed myositic changes involving the left gluteal region and calcification of interspinous and supraspinous ligaments in the lower thoracic and lumbar spine (Fig 3).
The obvious long midline skin incisions are given and it continued down up to the coccyx with dissection of paravertebral muscle and soft tissue laterally and bilateral laminectomy is done with a bone nibbler interspinous and supraspinous ligaments are cut.