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43 Sacrum, view from above. The coccyx is formed by four rudimentary vertebrae. Injuries to the coccyx generally present no diagnostic difficulties from an imaging standpoint. Joints and ligaments Fig. 44 Disrupted sacral arcuate lines on the right (arrows) in a patient with bilateral pubic bone fractures. 28 The vertebral column is articulated through a series of joints and supporting ligaments (Fig. 45). Two series of joints unite the individual vertebrae; the only exceptions are the joints between the occiput and the atlas and between the atlas and the axis, owing to their special anatomy .
Fig. 2 Axis ossification centers and synchondroses. fifth fetal month. The dens actually arises from two separate ossification centers that fuse with each other by the seventh fetal month to form a single bone by birth. The dens is separated from the body by a synchondrosis that fuses between three and six years of age. There are two neural arch centers, which will form articular pillars, pedicles, laminae, and eventually a spinous process. These generally appear by the fifth fetal month and fuse with each other by the seventh fetal month.
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