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Intra-articular sternocostal ligament

Other Terms: Intraarticular sternocostal ligament, Intra-articular sternocostal ligament, Ligamentum sternocostale intra-articulare, Ligamentum sternocostale intraarticulare, Ligament sternocostal intraarticulaire

Parts

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Group

Thoracic joints

Description

Typically only present between the second rib and the sternum where the ligament attaches the apex of the costal cartilage to the fibrocartilage of the manubriosternal joint. This ligament separates the manubrial and sternal joint cavities for this rib.

Function

Stabilize the attachment of the ribs to the sternum and limit rib movements.

Latin

Ligamentum sternocostale intraarticulare

French

Ligament sternocostal intraarticulaire

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