Xiphisternal joint

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

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

Related pathology

Anatomy: Thoracic


Article information

rID: 72428
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Sternoxiphoid joints
  • Sternoxiphoid joint
  • Xiphisternal symphysis
  • Xiphisternal articulation
  • Xiphisternal joints

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