Vértebra cervical del cuello

Éstos son los siete huesos del cuello, llamados vértebras cervicales. El primer hueso, que se observa a la derecha de esta fotografía, se llama atlas, y es donde la cabeza se une al cuello. Sobre el segundo hueso, llamado axis, rotan la cabeza y el atlas. Desde el atlas para abajo, estas vértebras se numeran del uno al siete y se conocen como C1, C2, C3, etc.Vértebra cervical del cuello

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Last reviewed 4/16/2013 by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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