Costovertebral joints

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Costovertebral articulations
Costovertebral articulations. Anterior view.
Costotransverse articulation. Seen from above.
Latin articulationes costovertebrales
Gray's subject #76 299
Dorlands/Elsevier a_64/12161120

The constovertebral joints are the articulations that connect the heads of the ribs with the bodies of the thoracic vertebrae. These should not be confused with the costotransverse joints that unite the necks and tubercles of the ribs with the transverse processes of the thoracic vertebrae.

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