Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Ribs and Breast Bone (Sternum)

The Ribs and Breast Bone (Sternum)
There are twelve pairs of ribs which are attached to the corresponding
vertebrae at the back. The first seven pairs of these ribs are attached
to the breast bone in front, eighth, ninth and tenth ribs are attached to
the rib above and last two pairs of ribs, i.e. eleventh and twelfth, have
no attachment in front and are known as "floating ribs". The ribs and
breast bone are liable to be fractured in accidents due to either direct
or indirect causes. An injury of the rib should be taken seriously and
requires urgent hospitalisation.
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