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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

The morphometric study of the body of dry human subaxial cervical vertebrae

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Author Details: Ganesh Khemnar*,Rajendra Garud

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 18

Article End Page : 22


Cervical vertebral column is influenced by mechanical, environmental, genetic, metabolic and hormonal factors and has to react to the forces of everyday lifelike compression, traction, torsion and shearing. The key position and function of vertebral column has always interested workers in the research field. Many clinical problems affect the different components of the vertebral column and especially cervical region. The cervical region of vertebral column being the most common site of expression of stress in the form of cervical pain, formation of osteophytes, osteoporosis, prolapsed intervertebral disc and spondilitis etc. In view of the surgical procedures carried on cervical vertebral column and certain percentages of failures in some of them, many workers have tried to standardize the measurements of the different parts of cervical vertebrae. The morphometric database of the cervical vertebrae can be used for developing implantable devices and spinal instrumentation.

Keywords: Cervical vertebrae, Cervical spine, Morphometry, Sub axial.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2394-2126.2019.0005