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Costoxiphoid ligaments

Other Terms: Ligamentum costoxiphoide

Parts

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Group

Thoracic joints

Description

Thin, variable ligaments that connect from the xiphoid process to the seventh costal cartilage on both the anterior and posterior surfaces.

Function

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

Latin

Ligamentum costoxiphoide

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