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COSTOTRANSVERSE JOINTS

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COSTOTRANSVERSE JOINTS

1. The tubercle of a typical rib has 2 facets.
2. The medial facet of the typical rib tubercle articulates with tip of the T/P (of its own vertebra) via a synovial joint.
3. The lateral facet of the typical rib tubercle gives rise to the lateral costotransverse ligament, this connects to the T/P.
4. Lateral + anterior + superior costotransverse ligaments stabilize the costotransverse joint.
5. Ribs 11, 12 articulate with their TPs via fibrous tissue only instead of synovial joints.


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REFERENCES

1. Mcminn. (2003). Last's Anatomy. Elsevier Australia. ISBN:0729537528. Read it at Google Books - Find it at Amazon
2. Netter, F. H. (2019). Atlas of human anatomy. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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