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Zygapophyseal (intervertebral facet) joints.
Cervical region, left lateral view.

The orientation of the zygapophyseal joints differs between the spinal regions, influencing the degree and direction of movement.

The zygapophyseal joints lie 45 degrees from the horizontal.

 

Atlas of Anatomy Fig. 1.22 A

Illustrator: Karl Wesker

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