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Costotransverse Joint (Left)
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Costotransverse Joint (Left)

Articulatio costotransversaria

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Description

The costotransverse joint refers to the articulation of the facet of the costal tubercle on the neck of the rib with the transverse processes of a corresponding vertebra. The eleventh and twelfth ribs lack this articulation. The joint is reinforced by the costotransverse, superior costotransverse, and lateral costotransverse ligaments. There is usually an accessory ligament found medial to the superior costotransverse ligament, but its attachment is often variable.

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