alar ligaments


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a·lar lig·a·ments

[TA]
one of a pair of short stout bands that extends from the side of the dens of the axis to the tubercle on the medial aspect of the occipital condyle; Synonym(s): check ligaments of odontoid
Synonym(s): ligamenta alaria [TA]

a·lar lig·a·ments

(ālăr ligă-mĕnts) [TA]
One of a pair of short stout bands that extend from the side of the dens of the axis to the tubercle on the medial aspect of the occipital condyle.
Synonym(s): check ligaments of odontoid, ligamenta alaria [TA] .
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A widened or uneven atlantodental distance implies that the alar ligaments are disrupted or dysfunctional.
9] Also, the horizontally oriented facet joints and capsules between the atlas and axis can be affected by accentuated axial rotation, which can injure the alar ligaments.
Willauschus WG, Kladny B, Beyer WF, Gluckert K, Arnold H, Scheithauer R: Lesions of the alar ligaments in vivo and in vitro studies with magnetc resonance imaging.
The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings suggest that the alar ligament injury is the most important cause for atlantoaxial subluxation (11,14).
Analysis of MRI and MRI video findings in craniocervical instability pathology of 420 patients with clinical symptoms consistent with possible spinal instability Findings Patients n (%) Complete alar ligament rupture [*] 20 (4.