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foramen

a natural hole, esp one in a bone through which nerves and blood vessels pass
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foramen

[fə′rā·mən]
(biology)
A small opening, orifice, pore, or perforation.
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Postcranial Nonmetric Trait Trait Abbreviation Score Accessory transverse foramen ATF 0-2 Posterior bridging PB 0-2 Double superior articular facets DSAF 0-2 Spinous process bifurcation SPB 0-2 Suprascapular foramen SSF 0-1 Sternal aperture STA 0-1 Supracondyloid process SCP 0-1 Septal aperture SA 0-3 Third trochanter TT 0-1 Vastus notch VN 0-1 Anterior and middle calcaneal facets AMCF 0-3 TABLE 2--Postcranial Nonmetric Scoring Sheet.
The vertebral arteries are at increased risk of injury with neck manipulation, likely due to their close association with the cervical spine Most chiropractic injuries occur within the complex loop of the vertebral arteries from where they exit the transverse foramen of C2 to where they enter the foramen magnum.
Deviations from the typical course of the vertebral artery through the C6 transverse foramen are rare, with Bruneau et al.
One of the risk factors for VAI is fracture displacement in the transverse foramen of 1mm or more [1].