Xiphisternal joint

Last revised by Craig Hacking on 27 Dec 2023

The xiphisternal joint (or more rarely, the sternoxiphoid joint) is a symphysis between the inferior margin of the body of the sternum and the superior margin of the xiphoid process. In most people it ossifies with age, usually becoming fully fused by the age of 40 years, forming a synostosis

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: sagittal sternal anatomy
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