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Fibrous Layer of Articular Capsule of Lateral Atlantoaxial Joint
Connective Tissue

Fibrous Layer of Articular Capsule of Lateral Atlantoaxial Joint

Stratum fibrosa capsulae articularis articulationis atlantoaxialis lateralis

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Structure

The fibrous layer surrounds the lateral atlantoaxial joint capsule and exhibits an accessory posteromedial accessory ligament that is attached near the base of the dens.

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Anatomical Relations

The fibrous layer surrounding the articular surfaces of the lateral atlantoaxial joints is thin and loose. It lines the outside of the synovial membrane.

Function

The fibrous layer of the lateral atlantoaxial joint is not a strong fibrous capsule, in fact, it is considered to be relatively weak (Standring, 2016).

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41st edn.: Elsevier Limited.

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