The Atlanto-occipital joint (articulation between the atlas and the occipital bone) consists of a pair of condyloid joints. The atlanto-occipital joint is a synovial joint. The ligaments connecting the bones are: Two Articular capsules; Posterior atlantoöccipital membrane; Anterior atlantoöccipital membrane; Lateral atlantoöccipital [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanto-occipital_joint ]

Synonyms: craniovertebral joint occipito atlantal joint occipito-atlantal joint articulatio atlanto-occipitalis atlantooccipital joint atlanto occipital joint

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articulatio atlantooccipitalis

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