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Alar Ligaments
Connective Tissue

Alar Ligaments

Ligamentum alaria

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Anatomical Relations

The alar ligaments are two thick cord-like ligaments.


The alar ligaments minimize movement of the odontoid process, specifically in rotation and lateral flexion.

List of Clinical Correlates

—Craniocervical junction injuries

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Joint Ligament

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Entheseal structures are widely located throughout the body and are represented by the interface between bone and several tissues including tendon, joint capsules and ligaments.

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