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The Ribs are curved strips of bone, stretches posteriorly from thoracic vertebrae to the anterior lateral edges of the sternum. They are ribbon like, elastic bony arches and flat in shape. Coastal cartilages are joined to the anterior ends. The costal cartilage and ribs together makes the costa.

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The Ribs PPT Summary

  1. Ribs are curved bone strips that form the thoracic cage and protect the internal organs.
  2. There are 12 pairs of ribs, with the first rib being atypical and the eleventh and twelfth ribs being floating ribs.
  3. Ribs have different parts, including the head, neck, tubercle, and shaft.
  4. Rib fractures can occur due to crushing injuries or direct trauma.
  5. Conditions like cervical rib and lumbar rib can cause pain and compression of nerves and blood vessels.


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