Supraspinal ligament

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Section through two vertebrae. The supraspinous ligament is on the right.

The supraspinous ligament ("spinous process ligament ") is a strong ligament of tight collagenous connective tissue that connects the spinous processes from the seventh cervical vertebra to the sacrum . In addition to the vertebral joints , intervertebral discs and the other spinal ligaments ( ligamentum flavum , ligamentum longitudinale anterius , ligamentum longitudinal posterius , ligamentum interspinale , ligamentum intertransversarium ), it provides the mechanical stability of the spine .

The superficial collagen fibers extend over three to four vertebrae, the deepest only run between two neighboring vertebrae. In the neck area, the supraspinal ligament continues into the nuchal ligament ( ligamentum nuchae ).


F.-V. Salomon: bone connections . In: Salomon, F.-V. ua (Hrsg.): Anatomie für die Tiermedizin. Enke-Verlag, Stuttgart 2004, pp. 110-147. ISBN 3-8304-1007-7