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Intra-articular ligament of head of ...

Other Terms: Intraarticular ligament of head of rib, Ligamentum capitis costae intra-articulare, Ligamentum capitis costae intraarticulare, Ligament intraarticulaire de la tĂȘte costale

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Group

Thoracic joints

Description

This is a thin, fibrous band that connects the crest between the articular surfaces on the head of ribs two through nine to the side of the annulus fibrosus of the intervertebral disc. It separates the joint on those ribs where the rib head articulates with two adjacent vertebrae.

Function

Stabilizes the costovertebral joints and limits movements of the rib.

Latin

Ligamentum capitis costae intraarticulare

French

Ligament intraarticulaire de la tĂȘte costale

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