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Articular Facets on Head of Fifth Rib
Skeletal System

Articular Facets on Head of Fifth Rib

Facies articulares capitis costae quintae

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Description

The head of the fifth rib contains two articular facets.

- The superior articular facet articulates with the inferior costal facet of the fourth thoracic vertebra, forming the upper part of the joint of the head of the fifth rib.

- The inferior articular facet articulates with the superior costal facet of the fifth thoracic vertebra, forming the lower part of the joint of the head of the fifth rib.

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