Joints of articular processes - Articulationes processuum articularium

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General terms > Arthrology > Joints of spine, thorax and skull > Joints of articular processes

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The joints of articular processes (zygapophyseal joints) are located between the cranial and caudal articular facets of contiguous vertebrae. They are synovial joints with an articular capsule, visible in cervical, thoracic, lumbar vertebrae and between the last lumbar vertebra and the sacrum.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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