Vertebral Column

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  • 1
    The spine has how many degrees of freedom?
    6
    3
    2
    5
  • 2
    Thoracic and sacral spine have_______ with a _______ curve
    Posterior convexity; kyphotic
    Posterior concavity; kyphotic
    Posterior concavity; lordotic
    Posterior convexity; lordotic
  • 3
    Curves of the spine are said to be _______ in that changes in the position of one segment can result in changes in the position of other segments.
    Kyphotic
    Lordotic
    Dependent
    Interdependent
  • 4
    How many short bones or vertebrae make up the spine?
    23
    30
    33
    24
  • 5
    How many vertebrae are considered distinct entities?
    23
    33
    30
    24
  • 6
    How many intervertebral discs are there?
    23
    33
    24
    30
  • 7
    Which type of joint occurs between the vertebral bodies?
    Apophyseal
    Zygapophyseal
    Gomphosis
    Cartilaginous joints
    Diarthrodial joints
  • 8
    What type of joint occurs between the facets?
    All of the above
    Apophyseal
    Diarthrodial
    Zygapophyseal
  • 9
    What does it mean by motions in the spine are often "coupled"
    None
    None
    None
    Motion around one axis is consistently associated with motions around another axis
  • 10
    Ligaments that are intrasegmental:
    None
    Binds adjacent vertebrae
    Binds a number of vertebrae into a unit
    None
  • 11
    Cortical bone on a vertebral body is usually ______ around the rim of superior and inferior surfaces.
    Thicker
    Thinner
    Weaker
    Smaller
  • 12
    The purpose of the vertical trabecular patter in the body of a vertebrae is:
    To prevent forward head
    To resist compressive loads
    To provide the proper curvature
    To provide motion
  • 13
    Where would a compression fracture most likely occur in the spine?
    Anterior body
    Articular pillars
    Posterior body
    Posterior vertebral arch
  • 14
    The purpose of the non-articulating processes of vertebrae is:
    To provide stability
    To provide attachment sites for muscles and ligaments
    To resist compressive forces
    To provide movement
  • 15
    The pedicle is located _____ to the transverse process
    Medial
    Lateral
    Anterior
    Posterior
  • 16
    The laminae are located _____ to the transverse process
    Posterior
    Medial
    Anterior
    Lateral
  • 17
    Pars interarticularis is the portion of the laminae that lies between?
    Superior and inferior articulating surfaces
    Intervertebral discs
    Spinous processes
    Intervertebral foramen
  • 18
    IV discs make up what % of column length?
    50%
    80%
    10%
    20-30%
  • 19
    The ratio of disc thickness to body thickness is greatest in ___ and ____ and least in ____.
    Cervical and lumbar; thoracic
    Cervical and thoracic; sacral
    Cervical and thoracic; lumbar
    Thoracic and lumbar; cervical
  • 20
    The nucleus pulposus...
    Type I collagen and resists tension
    Type I collagen and resists compression
    Type II collagen and resists compression
    Type II collagen and resists tension
  • 21
    Collagen is highest in the ____
    Vertebral body
    Annulus fibrosus
    Nucleus pulposus
    Facet joints
  • 22
    T/F: the outer third of the annulus is innervated by vertebral and sinuvertebral nerves
    Maybe
    True
    False
    None
  • 23
    The fluid content of the IV discs are usually ____ in the morning and _____ in adults as they age.
    Lowest; lower
    Highest; higher
    Lowest; higher
    Highest; lower
  • 24
    How many ligaments are associated with intervertebral and zygapophyseal joints?
    6
    5
    4
    3
  • 25
    Which of the following spinal ligaments is considered to be the strongest?
    Interspinous ligament
    Anterior longitudinal ligament
    Supraspinous ligament
    Ligamentum flavum
    Posterior longitudinal ligament
  • 26
    Tensile strength of the anterior longitudinal ligament is greatest in which regions
    Upper cervical, lower thoracic and lumbar
    Lower cervical, lower thoracic and lumbar
    Upper cervical, upper thoracic and lumbar
    Lower cervical, upper thoracic and lumbar
  • 27
    Which of the following ligaments are INTERSEGMENTAL?
    Ligamentum flavum, interspinous ligament and intertransverse ligament
    Interspinous ligament and ligamentum flavum
    Anterior longitudinal ligament, posterior longitudinal ligament and supraspinous ligament
    Anterior longitudinal ligament, posterior longitudinal ligament, interspinous ligament
  • 28
    T/F: the posterior longitudinal ligament runs within the vertebral canal.
    None
    False
    None
    True
  • 29
    If the axis of a saggital plane motion changes as a result of disk degeneration and the axis moves posteriorly, then the posterior longitudinal ligament may become stretched in _____
    Lateral rotation
    Extension
    Flexion
    Medial rotation
  • 30
    The posterior longitudinal ligament is _____ in the lumbar spine
    Thinner
    Wider
    Bigger
    Thicker
  • 31
    Ligamentum flavum is
    Extends from sacrum to C2
    Stretched during extension
    Extends from sacrum to C2
    Thin and stiff
    Strongest in upper thoracic and weakest in mid cervical
  • 32
    The interspinous ligament is well developed only in which area?
    Thoracic
    Coccygeal
    Cervical
    Sacral
    Lumbar
  • 33
    Which of the following ligaments is the most mechanically advantaged?
    Intertransverse ligament
    Posterior longitudinal ligament
    Interspinous ligament and supraspinous ligament
    Ligamentum flavum
    Anterior longitudinal ligament
  • 34
    The supraspinous ligament runs from the ____ to ____. The ligament becomes the _____ in the cervical region.
    Sacrum to C7; ligamentum nuchae
    Sacrum to C2; anterior atlanto-axial ligament
    Sacrum to C2; alar ligament
    Sacrum to C7; anterior atlanto-axial ligament
  • 35
    During _______, the first of the posterior ligaments to fail are which of the following?
    Hyperextension; supraspinous and interspinous
    Hyperflexion; supraspinous and interspinous
    Hyperextension; posterior longitudinal ligament and ligamentum flavum
    Hyperflexion; posterior longitudinal ligament and ligamentum flavum
  • 36
    Intertransverse ligaments are unique because...
    They are paired and provide support during sidebending
    They are well developed in the cervical and thoracic region
    They are stretched during extension
    They are intersegmental ligaments
  • 37
    Ligaments of C1 and C2 have a large neutral zone on a stress-strain plot. This indicates______.
    Stability
    Less motion
    No motion
    Instability
  • 38
    Instability is considered:
    A lack of stiffness
    None
    None
    A high amount of stiffness

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