Costal cartilage

The costal cartilages form part of the thoracic cage and anterior chest wall. There are 10 costal cartilages, one for rib 1-10, with each of which forms a costochondral joint. Costal cartilages 1-7 articulate with the sternum at sternocostal joints, and costal cartilages 8-10 are attached to each other via small interchondral synovial joints forming the costal margin. 

Related pathology


Thoracic anatomy
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Article Information

rID: 48995
System: Chest
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Costal cartilages

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