A comprehensive review of the sub-axial ligaments of the vertebral column: part I anatomy and function

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  • Background: As important as the vertebral ligaments are in maintaining the integrity of the spinal column and protecting the contents of the spinal canal, a single detailed review of their anatomy and function is missing in the literature. Methods: A literature search using online search engines was conducted. Results: Single comprehensive reviews of the spinal ligaments are not found in the extant medical literature. Conclusions: This review will be useful to those who treat patients with pathology of the spine or who interpret imaging or investigate the anatomy of the ligaments of the vertebral column.
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  • Butt AM; Gill C; Demerdash A; Watanabe K; Loukas M; Rozzelle CJ; Tubbs RS
  • Start Page

  • 1037
  • End Page

  • 1059
  • Volume

  • 31
  • Issue

  • 7