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cricothyroid joint




Profile view of cartilages and ligaments in larynx
Profile view of cartilages and ligaments in the larynx
The cricothyroid joint is the articulation between the inferior horn of the thyroid cartilage and the side of the cricoid cartilage. It is a synovial joint, and has therefore a capsular ligament lined with synovial membrane. The movements which take place are: (1) gliding in various directions; and (2) rotatory movement around a transverse axis which passes through the centers of the right and left joints.


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