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Advanced Anatomy 1, Week 1-2 Notes

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Advanced Anatomy 1, Week 1-2 Notes ANAT 420

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These notes cover the Vertebral Column, the Muscles of the Back, and the Spinal Cord.
Advanced Anatomy 1
Dr. Haroian
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Date Created: 01/12/16
1 September 22, 2015 Vertebral Column  Superior  inferior = vertebrae gets larger o The more inferior you go, the more weight vertebral column has to bear  Sacrum is solid, forms joints with hip bone to make pelvic girdle  Form anterior and posterior view, it will be a midline structure  Intervertebral discs are made of fibrocartilage - serve as cushion and support between the adjacent vertebrae  Posterior - Anterior View o Cervical and lumbar curve are in same direction  Secondary curve  imposed upon primary curve during development  Cervical curve is imposed first and develops when babies can hold their head up on their own - around 3 months of age  In opposite direction of primary curve  Convex anteriorly and concave posteriorly  Lumbar curve develops when babies can walk (9-16 months) o Thoracic and sacral curve are in same direction  Part of primary curve  fetal curve  Primary curve is concave - anteriorly  Convex - posteriorly  Single curve in fetus  Vertebra o Vertebral body is anterior o IV disc lies between vertebral body and bears the same shape as the body o Sitting on the body is a vertebral arch and the arch is formed by 2 features:  Lamina - plate  Pedicle - footlike process o 2 lamina and 2 pedicles form an arch that attaches to the body o The arch and body = vertebral foramen/vertebral canal  Within the vertebral foramen is the spinal cord  Spinal cord and vertebral column are not the same length  Goes from IV disc to L1-L2 in an adult o Processes will help attach ligaments and muscles  Spinous process attaches to the arch where the 2 lamina meet  Located in the midline  2 transverse processes (in transverse plane)- attach to the arch at the point where lamina and pedicle meet  Articular process involved with joints between adjacent vertebrae  On each vertebra there will be 2 superior & 2 inferior articular processes  An inferior of one vertebra and superior of another overlap to form a joint (bilateral)  Facet Joint /Zygapophysial Joint o Classic synovial joint that accounts for movement between adjacent vertebra  Flexion and extension, cumulative movement o IV discs form a joint between adjacent vertebrae o Opening on lateral side of vertebra = intervertebral foramen  Paired - bilateral 2  Facet joint forms posterior boundary of the intervertebral foramen  IV disc and body form the anterior boundary  Superior and inferior boundaries are formed by pedicles, but the inferior vertebral notch ON the pedicle forms the superior boundary and vice versa  Intervertebral foramen is important because spinal nerve exits through it. There are nervous tissues within this space. o Intervertebral disc made of fibrocartilage  Annulus fibrosus is the fibrocartilage  Concentric lamellae going in different directions to increase strength of collagen  Fibrocartilage is the strongest due to collagen  Nucleus pulposus is a gel-like cushion to help resist forces passed through vertebral column Cervical  Atlas = C1 a. No body - Anterior arch instead i. Pedicle and lamina form Posterior Arch b. No spinous process o Superior articular facets of atlas articulate with occipital condyles of the occipital bone to form Atlanto-occipital Joint  Flexion and extension in sagittal plane  Axis = C2 o More typical cervical vertebra o Unique - Dens/Odontoid Process  Projects from the body of the axis - projects form superior surface of the body  Articulates with anterior arch of the Atlas  Dens should have been body of the Atlas, however that piece of skeletal tissue attached to axis so that Atlas can rotate around Axis  Transverse ligament  Joint between dens and anterior arch of the Atlas is called the Median Atlantoaxial Joint  Relative to this structure are two facet joints on either side  In addition to this joint, there are 2 lateral Atlantoaxial Joint aka the facet joints  Spinous process of C7 is the reason why it is called the vertebra prominens o Does NOT have bifid spinous process 3  C3-C6 are typical cervical vertebrae  Typical o Smaller than thoracic and lumbar o Distinguishing characteristics:  Bifid spinous process - definitely says it’s a cervical vertebra  Transverse foramen - opening within transverse process  Vertebral artery enters C6  foramen Magnum (associated with occipital bone)  Vertebral artery is one of the arteries responsible for bringing arterial blood to brain  All cervical vertebrae have transverse foramen (C1-C7) Thoracic  Primary curve  T1 is similar to C7 with the vertebra prominens  Typically, body is heart shaped  On transverse process there is a facet for articulation with a rib  On body, there are superior and inferior demifacets that articulate with prospective ribs  Distinguishing characteristic: o Facet for articular part of tubercle of rib  Occasionally, there will be a cervical rib or a rib associated with L1  Spinous process is long, narrow and pointed inferiorly Lumbar (5)  Largest vertebrae  Secondary curve  When baby is learning how to stand and walk  Concave posteriorly & convex anteriorly  Typical lumbar vertebrae o IV disc represents shape of the vertebral bodies o Spinous process o Transverse processes o Inferior and superior articular facets o Intervertebral foramen bilaterally  Distinguishing characteristics: 1. Body is kidney shaped and IV disc bears the same shape 2. Spinous process is large and blunt – shaped like a quadrangle  Cervical has bifid spinous process, thoracic is long, narrow and pointed inferiorly, and lumbar has a quandrangular spinous process Sacrum  Sacrum and coccyx form a primary curve (convex posteriorly & concave anteriorly)  5 fused vertebra  Important to pelvic girdle  Broad, superior portion is called the base  Inferior portion (S5) is called the apex  Articulates with coccyx  Lateral to base is the Sacral Ala (wing)  Associated with base, the most anterior part protrudes and this is called the Sacral promontory  Midsagitally identifiable in X-ray, MRI, and CT scan 4  Relative to the base, there is an IV disc between L5 and the base of the sacrum. That’s where the last disc is.  Superior articular process of sacrum forms a facet joint with inferior articular facet of L5. This is the last facet joint (between sacrum and L5)  A transverse line exists between the bodies of the sacrum  Position of intervertebral discs that are incorporated into the fusion of the 5 vertebrae  There are openings on the anterior side – referred to the Anterior Sacral Foramina  Accommodate branches of the spinal nerves  Exiting the foramina are the anterior/ventral primary rami of sacral spinal nerves  There is an anterior branch from the spinal nerve that exits the anterior side of the sacrum  Posteriorly  Median sacral crest is where the spinous process would be  Sacral canal - superiorly  Continuing space  Continuous with vertebral foramen  Sacral hiatus – inferiorly  Continuing space  Lateral sacral crest  Posterior sacral foramina  Emerging from it are posterior/dorsal primary rami of sacral spinal nerves  Sacral tuberosity and auricular surface are involved in the sacroiliac joint (SI joint) Coccyx – usually formed by 3-4 bones  Each vertebra gets smaller going inferiorly Ligaments  Connective tissue classified as dense, regular CT made of collagen fibers  5 ligaments responsible for 1. Anterior longitudinal ligament covering the vertebral body and IV disc between  Broad and wide  Runs the length of vertebral column  Fibers blend with annulus fibrosus fibers of IV disc 2. Posterior longitudinal ligament is much more narrow than anterior  Located within vertebral foramen  Between the pedicles that form the vertebral arch  Note position of this ligament and its relationship to the IV disc  Herniated disc o Ligamentum flavum  Between lamina of adjacent vertebra  Paired structures – found at regular intervals in intervertebral position o Interspinous ligament  Between every spinous process o Supraspinous ligament  Covers the posterior surface of the spinous process  Runs the length of vertebral column 5 Movement  Flexion and extension of neck with the atlantoocciptal joint  Flexion and extension is in midsagittal plane  Rotation of head and neck is relative to atlantoaxial joint and the atlas pivoting around the dens  Facet joints also allow for rotation and cumulative effect o Cervical and trunk region  Lateral flexion and extension o Flexion is moving body in coronal plane in right/left o Returning to anatomical position is extension Herniation  Term applied for when something protrudes through a weakness o The weakness is annulus fibrosus o Can be congenital, developmental o Typical direction of herniation of nucleus pulposus is in the posterolateral direction o Posterior longitudinal ligament adds additional resistance o Thus, instead of nucleus pupolsus going directly posteriorly, it’s going to one side or the other and ends up in intervertebral foramen (where spinal nerve and branches are located) o When you herniate a disc, pressure is put on the nerve elements within intervertebral foramen  symptoms depending on level of herniation and which axons are compressed (sensory or motor neurons innervating muscles) Disorders of Vertebral Column  Scoliosis – lateral deviation (right/left) in thoracic region o Can occur in multiple levels  Kyphosis o Hunch back o Thoracic curve exaggerated – concave anteriorly and convex posteriorly o Compromises breathing and heart function when severe  Lordosis o Lumbar curve exaggerated – concave posteriorly and convex anteriorly o Develops with weight gain o Common in early pregnancy, typically resolves itself after birth  It’s not uncommon for a combination of these disorders to be present in early age September 25, 2015 Muscles of the Back Superficial Muscles  Located on the back but have nothing to do with movement of vertebral column – this group of muscles involved with moving Pectoral Girdle  Pectoral Girdle o Clavicle o Scapula  Some muscles will act on shoulder joint  Trapezius - most superficial muscle o Located on posterior surface of neck, shoulder, & portions of trunk o Relative to this, there’s a midline origin that extends from base of skull to T12 spinous process o In cervical region, there’s a thickening of connective tissue, called the Ligamentum Nuchae o This muscle originates from the ligamentum nuchae, which is attached to spinous processes of the cervical vertebrae, and also takes origin with all of spinous processes of thoracic vertebrae o Some origin from base of skull as well o Insertion of Trapezius = pectoral girdle o Muscle fibers are not in the same plane  3 different planes  Descending/superior part o Goes anteriorly, inserts into lateral portion of clavicle  Intermediate o Goes lateral parts of scapular spine  Inferior/ascending o Medial aspects of scapular spine  These 3 parts can work together or individually o If all 3 parts are working, action is:  Pectoral girdle elevates  Scapular retraction (Adduction)  With the scapula only, retraction and adduction are the same thing  Pulls scapula towards midline o This is why we call traps the Attention Muscle  When scapula rotates via contraction of trapezius, inferior angle of scapula rotates laterally. On the left side, scapula will be rotating clockwise. On the right side, rotation is counterclockwise.  Rotation is required for complete abduction of upper extremity. o Inferior trapezius overlaps superior Latissimus Dorsi o Innervated by cranial nerve 11 – spinal component of the spinal accessory nerve  CN XI o Slide 3 – Trapezius reflected  Yellow going through it is the spinal accessory nerve CN XI  Sometimes it branches out into fine nerves distributed through the muscle so not as apparent  Latissimus Dorsi o Large, flat tendon-like structure = Thoracolumbar fascia  Fascia arising from thoracic and lumbar spinous processes  T7 and below  Broad, flat tendon  Parallel structures  Tendon is made of collagen  this fascia is made of collagen, strong and no elasticity o Thoracolumbar fascia has 2 layers  Deep layer – attached to transverse process  Superficial layer – attached to spinous process  Between the 2 layers are intrinsic back muscles  Deep muscles  Move vertebral column o Muscle fibers are in the superior, lateral direction o Origin – superficial layer of thoracolumbar fascia o Inserts on proximal humerus o Muscle crosses shoulder joint, scapula & humerus o Takes origin from vertebral column & superior aspects of hip bone such as iliac crest o Act on shoulder joint:  Extend – move humerus posteriorly in sagittal plane  Adduct – bring humerus toward trunk  Medial rotate (internal) o Does not move vertebral column o Innervated by branches of brachial plexus  Thoracodorsal nerve (nerve to latissimus dorsi)  Triangle of Auscultation o Trapezius is medial boundary o Medial edge of scapula is lateral boundary o Superior border of latissimus dorsi is inferior boundary o May be used to listen to lungs – pt asked to cross arms and bend forward which opens up the triangle  One way you can distinguish muscles from each other is from the direction of muscle fibers  Medial aspect insertion – 3 muscles that arise from the vertebral column o Levator scapulae – arise from some cervical (transverse processes) vertebrae and inserts on medial border of scapula superior to scapular spine  Elevates scapula o Rhomboid minor  Inserts into scapula where the spine is located  Origin from vertebral column but action on scapula  Innervated by brachial plexus o Rhomboid major  Inserts inferior to spine on medial border  Function of major and minor are the same  Origin of rhomboids come from spinous processes of inferior cervical and upper thoracic regions  Insertion on medial border of scapula  When they contract, they retract (adduct) scapula – goes toward midline  Innervated by brachial plexus  Deep to traps and lats o Accessory respiratory muscles  Serratus posterior superior – elevates ribs  Inspiration  Deep to rhomboids  Origin – spinous processes of vertebrae  Insertion – upper & lower ribs respectively  Attaches to superficial layer of thoracolumbar fascia  Serratus posterior inferior – depress ribs  Expiration  Deep to lattisimus dorsi  These are difficult to see, especially in leaner, older adults – may have become connective tissue Deep Muscles  Transversospinalis o Semispinalis – deep to splenius  Directed vertically  Origin – lateral parts of vertebrae  Insertion – medial posterior aspect of skull  R + L together = extension of head/neck  One muscle = rotation to contralateral side  Splenius – more superficial o Muscle fibers are obliquely oriented o Origin – spinous processes of cervical and some thoracic o Insertion – lateral side of skull o R + L splenius work together = extension of head/neck o One muscle = rotate or lateral flex to ipsilateral (same) side  Erector spinae – holds vertebral column erect o Extend, hyperextend vertebral column o Ipsilateral rotation of trunk o Spinalis (medial)  Runs adjacent to spine o Longissimus  Extends from sacrum/hip into cervical region  Insertion – medial parts of ribs o Iliocostalis (lateral)  From ilium, sacrum to ribs cervical area  Innervation o Deep muscles innervated by dorsal primary rami of spinal nerves  Innervate skin and deep muscles  Sensory and motor September 26, 2015 Spinal Cord  Not same length as vertebral column, it’s shorter  Cylindrical structure  Does not have same diameter or circumference throughout  Continuation of medulla oblongata superiorly  Inferiorly, cord is cone-shaped - called conus medullaris o Ends at IV disc L1-2 in adult o Full term newborn - ends at IV disc L1-3  Swelling in neck region called cervical enlargement o Gives rise to brachial plexus  Innervates upper extremities o Large due to number of motor neurons and sensory areas of spinal cord concerned with innervating skin and muscles of upper extremities o Also large due to the hands – neurons that innervate muscles and skin  Thoracic region is significantly smaller in diameter because the area is not as sensitive  Lumbar enlargement/lumbosacral enlargement o Associated with innervation of lower extremities  Cauda equina o Come from lumbar and sacral levels of spinal cord o Sensory & motor axons  Dorsal/ventral roots of spinal nerves o Not spinal nerves o Lumbar cistern – enlargement of subarachnoid space (has CSF)  Cauda equina located in lumbar cistern and bathes CSF  Inferior to conus medullaris o Dura sac extends to S2 of vertebral column  Inferior end of dural and arachnoid sacs at S2  Dura mater = “Tough Mother” o Collagen o No elastic qualities, doesn’t stretch o Outer external meningeal layer (CT coverings)  Arachnoid o Spider web-like membrane o More delicate than dura o Close to dura, very little space between dura and arachnoid o Not fused together o Dura + arachnoid = dura/arachnoid sac that extends to S2  Pia Mater – “Soft Mother” o Directly on surface of spinal cord o Applied to surface of CNS o Gives rise:  Filum Terminale  Continuation of conus, continues down and leaves end of dura/arachnoid sac at S2  As filum terminale pierces the dura, the arachnoid an dura will contribute to the coccygeal ligament o Coccygeal ligament receives contribution from dura & arachnoid o Leaves the sacral hiatus  Denticulate Ligaments  Tooth-like structure that arises from surface of cord as pia  Extends laterally to attach to dura/arachnoid sac  “spot weld” is attachment to arachnoid dura  These 2 are designed to stabilize cord within subarachnoid space  Epidural space: between dura + bone of vertebral canal (external to dura) o Real space … fat + venous plexus present o Epidural nerve block  Must be injected external to dura, can be given anywhere o Epidural Hematoma (accumulation of blood)  Subdural space: between dura + arachnoid o Potential space o Subdural Hematoma  Subarachnoid space: between arachnoid + pia mater o Real space … CSF o Lumbar cistern – contains filum terminale and cauda equina o Enlarged inferior to conus medullaris which is the lumbar cistern  Spinal Tap/Lumbar spinal puncture o Adult:  IV disc between L3-4 o Newborn:  IV disc between L4-5 o Puncture dura and go into lumbar cistern o Numbs cauda equina, blocks sacra and lumbar peripheral nerves (anesthesia) o Sample CSF o Injection of drug that doesn’t cross BBB  Myelogram – inject contrast into lumbar cistern o Needle used is large and makes a hole in dura o CSF can leak out of subarachnoid space causing headaches due to pressure changes o Blood Patch – withdraw 20cc blood, inject blood into epidural space  Blood coagulates and forms a patch around the hole in dura  Transsacral epidural anesthesia goes through foramina of the sacrum  Caudal epidural anesthesia goes through sacral hiatus Spinal Nerve  White Matter – myelinated axons o Dorsal funiculus o Lateral funiculus o Ventral funiculus o Located in periphery o Funiculus is a term that refers to a bundle o 2 way traffic here – to and away from brain  Gray Matter o Soma (cell body), dendrites, unmyelinated axons o Dorsal horn - sensory  General sensation: 1. Pain 2. Temperature 3. Tactile discrimination (fine touch) 4. Vibratory sense 5. Proprioception (muscle sense) - comes from muscle spindles (stretch/length receptors) and golgi tendon organs (tension receptors in muscle tendons) o Ventral horn – motor  Spinal nerve has a sensory and motor component, hence it is mixed o All spinal nerves are mixed EXCEPT C1  motor only  Dorsal/Ventral Primary Rami o First branch o C1 will have primary rami but they will only be motor o All spinal nerves will have dorsal & ventral primary rami that are mixed o Dorsal is smaller, ventral larger – directly related to the tissues that they innervate o Dorsal  Innervates deep muscles of back  Erector spinae  Sensory component – general sensation  Innervate skin on dorsal aspect of head, neck and trunk  Emerge at regular intervals to innervate muscle and skin in region that they emerge o Segmental in appearance  Cutaneous branches must pass through superficial muscles of back to get to skin o Ventral  Innervate everything else in body except what is covered by the cranial nerves  Motor innervation  Superficial muscles of back o Latissimus dorsi o Rhomboids o Levator scapulae o Serratus posterior  Muscles associated with lateral & anterior aspect of trunk o Intercostal, Rectus abdominus, Obliques  All of muscles associated with upper & lower extremity regardless of what side they are located on o Hamstrings, triceps  Muscles in neck o Except sternocleidomastoid  Sensory innervation  All of skin of body except dorsum of back and whatever’s covered by cranial nerves o All of upper & lower extremities o Skin on lateral & anterior side of neck and trunk  Cervical region has 8 pairs of nerves o Nerves come out superior to vertebra o C8 comes out inferior to C7 vertebra  Thoracic region has 12 pairs of nerves o Nerve comes out inferior to vertebra  Lumbar – 5 pairs nerves  Sacral – 5 pairs of nerves  Coccygeal nerve  31 pairs of nerves altogether st  Through 1 trimester, cord/vertebral column are same length  After 1 trimester is when differential growth occurs between cord & vertebral column  Spinal Dermatome o Region of skin innervated by both dorsal and ventral primary rami – innervated by one particular spinal nerve o Ex.T6 dermatome will be posterior portion innervated by dorsal primary ramus, lateral & anterior part of dermatome innervated by ventral primary ramus  T6 is innervated by T5-7, you must damage all 3 to damage the whole dermatome o 3 spinal nerves innervate 1 dermatome – there is an overlap o No C1 dermatome – no sensory neurons o Trigeminal nerve dermatome (CN5)  Peripheral Plexus o Not present in thoracic region o Origin: ventral primary rami o o Brachial Plexus  C5-7 (3 spinal levels) goes into musculocutaneous nerve  Innervates biceps  Injure nerve peripherally = paralyze biceps  If only C7 is injured, biceps will be weaker  Most muscles in body are innervated by more than one spinal level 


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