cervical ligament

cervical ligament

ligament of the subtalar joint; runs obliquely upwards and medially from the anterior superior aspect of calcaneum to lateral aspect of neck of talus; it becomes taut during foot inversion; helps control subtalar joint supination
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Upper cervical ligament testing in a patient with os odontoideum presenting with headaches.
Vertebral artery and cervical ligament screening tests were performed to determine whether the patient's symptoms resulted from vertebral artery compromise or cervical ligament instability (2001a, Uitvlugt and Indenbaum 1988).
Conventional cervical clearance protocols consisting of plain radiology and computed tomography may not adequately detect unstable cervical ligament and disc injuries, even though a high-risk mechanism of injury has occurred.
The cervical ligament lies in the sinus tarsi and is a strong band of collagen that connects the neck of the talus with the superior surface of the calcaneus.
It extends from the most medial aspect of the sinus tarsi and courses downward and lateral to the sinus calci, blending with the most medial fibers of the cervical ligament.
8) A strain involves injury to cervical muscles or musculotendinous junctions, whereas a sprain involves injury to the cervical ligaments.
7) Another hypothesis is that an inflammation-induced laxity of the cervical ligaments (8) is the pathogenic key to Grisel's syndrome.
Although the pharyngovertebral venous plexus provides a pathway for infection and inflammatory mediators to reach the cervical ligaments, no other evidence supports ligamentous weakening or laxity induced by inflammation.
Sympathetic fibers are disrupted, and the cervical ligaments and uterosacral ligaments, which carry the nerves, are all heavily dissected.
33) Buckling of cervical ligaments and dura mater have been reported with cervical spine extension.
The cause of Grisel's syndrome is generally accepted to be inflammation-induced laxity of the cervical ligaments.

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