Anterior atlanto-axial ligament

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The anterior atlantoaxial ligament is a strong membrane, fixed, above, to the lower border of the anterior arch of the atlas; below, to the front of the body of the axis.

It is strengthened in the middle line by a rounded cord, which connects the tubercle on the anterior arch of the atlas to the body of the axis, and is a continuation upward of the Anterior longitudinal ligament.

The ligament is in relation, in front, with the longi capitis.