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Luschka's joints

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Small synovial joints between lateral aspects of adjacent lower cervical vertebral bodies.

Description

Small synovial joints between lateral aspects of adjacent lower cervical vertebral bodies (C2-7). Small synovial joints between adjacent lateral aspects of lower cervical vertebral bodies (C2-7). Two lips project upward from the superior surface of the vertebral body below and one projects downward from the inferior surface of vertebral body above. They allow for flexion and extension and limit lateral flexion in the cervical spine

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