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Illustration - Sternum

Xiphisternal joint

Xiphisternal joint


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Other Terms:
Synchondrosis xiphisternalis, Symphysis xiphosternalis, Symphyse xiphosternale

The xiphisternal joint arises as a synchondrosis between the inferior sternebrae of the sternal body and the xiphoid process. It can remain until the middle years of life, but usually ossifies to form a synostosis between the two sternal elements.
Symphysis xiphosternalis
Symphyse xiphosternale

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