cricothyroid joint

cri·co·thy·roid joint

the synovial articulation between the inferior horn of the thyroid cartilage and the side of the cricoid cartilage.
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Cricoarytenoid and cricothyroid joint injury: Evaluation and treatment.
It is important to note that the recurrent laryngeal nerve crosses the K-J space as it enters inferolaterally to the cricothyroid joint, and therefore careful dissection in this area is necessary to avoid nerve injury (figure, B).
In its cervical portion, the nerve runs cranially behind the left lobe of the thyroid gland, under the inferior pharyngeal constrictor muscle, and penetrates into the larynx behind the cricothyroid joint between the thyroid ala and the cricoid lamina.