Sternocostal joints

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Sternocostal joints
Sternocostal and interchondral articulations. Anterior view.
Latin articulationes sternocostales
MeSH D013248
TA A03.3.05.001
FMA 72323
Anatomical terminology

The sternocostal joints also known as sternochondral joints (or costosternal articulations), are synovial plane joints of the cartilages of the true ribs with the sternum, with the exception of the first, which is a synarthrosis since the cartilage is directly united with the sternum. The ligaments connecting them are:

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 203 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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