Ligamenta flava - Ligamentorum flava

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General terms > Arthrology > Joints of spine, thorax and skull > Ligamenta flava



The ligamenta flava (yellow ligaments, interarcuate ligaments) are the elastic sheets filling the interarcuate spaces, between the arches of adjacent vertebrae. The bands blend laterally with the articular capsules of the articular processes. 

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS


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