The Atlanto-axial joint is of a complicated nature, comprising no fewer than four distinct joints. There is a pivot articulation between the odontoid process of the axis and the ring formed by the anterior arch and the transverse ligament of the atlas. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanto-axial_joint ]

Synonyms: atlanto axial joint atlantoaxial joint

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Subsets

pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d4/Gray304.png

has related synonym

articulatio atlantoepistrophica

articulatio atlantoaxialis

median atlanto-axial joint

lateral atlanto-axial joint

atlantoaxial

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UBERON:0003694