The atlantoaxial joint is a joint in the upper part of the neck between the atlas and axis.
The atlantoaxial joint is of a complicated nature. It consists of no fewer than four distinct joints.
There is a pivot articulation between the odontoid process of the axis and the ring formed by the anterior arch and the transverse ligament of the atlas.
Posterior C1-C2 temporary-fixation technique can spare the range of motion (ROM) of the atlantoaxial joint after odontoid fracture healing