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Flashcards in Thoracic Spine Deck (5)
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1

T Vertebrae - Body

heart-shaped
contains bilateral costal facets for articulation with head of rib

2

T Vertebrae - Vertebral foramen

circular and smaller than in C and L

3

T Vertebrae - Transverse process

long and strong
extends posterolaterally
length diminishes from T1-T12
T1-T10 have transverse costal facets for articulation with tubercle of rib

4

T Vertebrae - Articular processes

superior articular facets directed posterolaterally
inferior articular facets directed anteromedially
*hands on back

5

T Vertebrae - Spinous process

long
slopes posteroinferiorly and overlaps subadjacent vertebral body