atlantooccipital joint

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at·lan·to·oc·cip·i·tal joint

[TA]
a condylar synovial joint between the superior articular facets of the atlas and the condyles of the occipital bone.

at·lan·to·oc·cip·i·tal joint

(at-lantō-ok-sipi-tăl joynt, at-lantō-ok-sipi-tăl joynt) [TA]
Articulation between the superior facets of the atlas and the condyles of the occipital joint.
Synonym(s): articulatio atlantooccipitalis, atlanto-occipital articulation.
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Multiple variations of partial assimilation have been reported and may involve any aspect of atlanto-occipital articulation. The prevalence ranges from 0.08-3 percent of the general population.
The upper cervical spine is especially critical to overall mobility, as approximately one-half of the flexion/extension arc is achieved by the atlanto-occipital articulation, and approximately 50% of neck rotation occurs between the atlas and axis.
These myalgic disturbances are called "the ocular-cervical syndrome" which consists of a pressure sensibility of the atlanto-occipital articulation, trochlealgia (neuralgia of ciliary nerves), and myalgia of the obliquus superior and of the rectus inferior muscles.