craniovertebral joints

craniovertebral joints

collective term for the joints permitting movement between the cranium and the cervical vertebrae - the atlantooccipital and the atlantoaxial joints.

cra·ni·o·ver·te·bral joints

(krānē-ō-vĕrtĕ-brăl joynts)
Collective term for articulations permitting movement between cranium and cervical vertebrae.
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Aim of the present study was to evaluate the metrical details of first and second cervical vertebrae to correct the instability of atlantoaxial joint, and to analyze the morphological features to understand the ergonomics of the craniovertebral joints.