occipital condyles


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occipital condyles

paired structures on each anterolateral border of the foramen magnum that articulate with the atlas.
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tragocamelus; temporal fossa relatively slightly shorter; occipital less convex transversely over the foramen magnum and less hollowed on either side of the median vertical line; occipital condyles much wider and projecting farther in rear of the occipital crest; foramen magnum much larger; paraoccipital process less compressed laterally" (Pilgrim, 1939).
The facets form an atlanto-occipital joint with occipital condyles and this joint is responsible for nodding movements and also for the weightbearing of the head.
The occipital condyles which articulate with the atlas are oval in shape convex downward and laterally and have their long axes directed forward and medially.
Background: The condylar canal opens at the base of the skull just behind the occipital condyles.
The close anatomic association of many neural and vascular structures to the occipital condyles explains the great variety of symptoms that may occur in conjunction with an OCF (2).
He and his colleagues found more evidence to back up their grisly theory by examining the Triceratops ball-socket head-neck joint - known as the occipital condyles - where they also found bite marks which could have only been made if the dinosaur was decapitated.
It involves the therapist using fingers to apply pressure in the hollow of the occipital condyles and spinous processes of the axis.
1) Remote infections anywhere in the body may seed the cervical spine or occipital condyles.
The paired occipital condyles are lateral to the foramen magnum and articulate with the atlas.
The occipital condyles are anatomical structures that are located laterally to the foramen magnum of the occipital bone, at the external base of the skull (Kavitha et al.