Atlas

The atlas bone is located in the neck and is significant because it is the upper-most vertebra, hence it is located where the spine meets the head (skull).

Location:

The first (upper-most) vertebra.

Function(s):

See notes about, and labelled diagrams of, all human cranial and facial bones on one page.

More about Bones and the Skeletal System:

This website includes many pages about bones and the skeletal system. The following pages may be of interest. These also link to further pages about related topics such as specific types of fractures, bone diseases and so on.

For further information see also our pages of books about orthopaedics.

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