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Superior Articular Facets of Sixth Cervical Vertebra
Skeletal System

Superior Articular Facets of Sixth Cervical Vertebra

Facies articulares superior vertebrae cervicalis sextae

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The superior articular facets are the smooth, flat, posterosuperiorly facing articular areas on the superior articular processes of a typical cervical vertebra. They articulate with the corresponding inferior articular facets of the vertebra above, forming zygapophyseal joints.

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Sixth Cervical Vertebra

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The third to sixth cervical vertebrae (C3–C6) are anatomically similar to each other and different from the atlas and axis.

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