Sternocostal joints

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Sternocostal joints
Sternocostal and interchondral articulations. Anterior view.
Latin articulationes sternocostales
Gray's subject #77 203
Dorlands/Elsevier a_64/12161567

The sternocostal articulations (costosternal articulations, articulations of the cartilages of the true ribs with the sternum) are arthrodial joints, with the exception of the first, in which the cartilage is directly united with the sternum, and which is, therefore, a synarthrodial articulation. The ligaments connecting them are:

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