Description

Costotransverse joints (articulationes costotransversariæ) —The articular portion of the tubercle of the rib forms with the articular surface on the adjacent transverse process an arthrodial joint.

In the eleventh and twelfth ribs this articulation is wanting.

The ligaments of the joint are:

  • The Articular Capsule.
  • The Posterior Costotransverse.
  • The Anterior Costotransverse.
  • The Ligament of the Neck of the Rib.
  • The Ligament of the Tubercle of the Rib.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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