anterior longitudinal ligament


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an·te·ri·or lon·gi·tu·di·nal lig·a·ment

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the wide fibrous band interconnecting the anterolateral surfaces of the vertebral bodies, blending with the outer lamellae of the intervertebral discs as it passes between vertebrae.

anterior longitudinal ligament

the broad, strong ligament attached to the ventral surfaces of the vertebral bodies. It extends from the occipital bone and the anterior tubercle of the atlas to the sacrum. Also called anterior common ligament. Compare posterior longitudinal ligament.

anterior longitudinal ligament

The thick wide connective tissue band running along the front of the entire vertebral column. The anterior longitudinal ligament attaches to the front and sides of the bodies of the vertebrae and the intervertebral disks.
See also: ligament
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Bilateral facet dislocation involves the posterior ligamentous complex, the anterior longitudinal ligament as well as the annulus fibrosus (see Case study 2).
Anterior longitudinal ligament injuries in whiplash may lead to cervical instability.
Bilateral facet dislocation is the result of complete disruption of the posterior ligamentous complex; in addition, the disk space and the anterior longitudinal ligaments usually are disrupted.

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