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Fibrous Joints of Vertebral Column
Connective Tissue

Fibrous Joints of Vertebral Column

Juncturae fibrosae columnae vertebralis

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The integrity of the vertebral column is reinforced by several sets of ligaments. Strong ligaments, such as the anterior and posterior longitudinal ligaments, line the vertebral bodies. In addition, the ligamenta flava, interspinous, supraspinous, and intertransverse ligaments join adjacent vertebrae and aid in stability of the vertebral column.

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