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Flashcards in Thoracic Wall: Ribs Deck (13):
1

How many ribs are found in the typical adult?

24

2

How many pairs of ribs are found in the typical adult?

12

3

Which ribs are classified as "true ribs?"

1-7

4

What classifies a true rib?

Articulating with the sternum via a single costal cartilage from that rib

5

which ribs are classified as "false ribs?"

8-10 (and 11-12 technically, but not for this class)

6

What classifies a false rib?

Being attached to the sternum indirectly by two or more costal cartilages fusing together, typically with the one above

7

Which ribs are lfoating ribs?

11 and 12

8

Whcat classifies a rib as floating?

Not articulating with the sternum at all

9

Which ribs are calssified as "typical?"

3-9

10

The rib that is "flat"

1

11

Ribs that are classified as "atypical?"

1, 2, 10, 11, 12

12

each typical rib will have what morphological features?

1) Head
2) Neck
3) Tubercle
4) Angle
5) Shaft/Body
6) Costal Groove

13

What is the function of the costal groove?

To partially protect the intercostal vein, artery and nerve