Anterior Longitudinal Ligament

The anterior longitudinal ligament is a ligament that runs down the spine's anterior surface. Over the vertebral bodies, the ligament is thicker and narrower, whereas over the intervertebral discs, it is thinner and wider. In comparison to the posterior longitudinal ligament, this effect is significantly lesser pronounced. Between two adjacent vertebrae, the anterior longitudinal ligament can be "released," or partially cut to treat abnormalities in vertebral column curvature, such as kyphosis. The ACR method employing anterior longitudinal ligament release should not be utilised in patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia because it increases the risk of spacer sinking through the end plates.

The ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (OALL) is generally thought to be the cause of Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Dysphagia can be caused by Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and cervical ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (C-OALL) .Conservative treatment is normally chosen, but if the condition does not improve, surgery may be necessary. In the current research study, Four human cadaveric spines were frozen and sectioned using a cryomacrotome after being identified with DISH using CT imaging. 

  • Track 1-1 Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)
  • Track 2-2 Lumbar vertebrae
  • Track 3-3 Spondylosis
  • Track 4-4 Cervical vertebrae
  • Track 5-5 Cervical Lordosis

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