Head of rib

Head of rib

Infobox Anatomy
Latin = caput costae
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Caption = A central rib of the left side. Inferior aspect. (Head visible at upper right.)

Caption2 = A central rib of the left side, viewed from behind. (Head visible at upper right.)
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The head of the rib is the end of a rib closest to the vertebral column, with which it articulates with.

It is marked by a kidney-shaped articular surface, divided by a horizontal crest into two facets for articulation with the depression formed on the bodies of two adjacent thoracic vertebrae; the upper facet is the smaller; to the crest is attached the interarticular ligament.

ee also

* Articulation of head of rib


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