Costal Cartilage


Bone Name
Costal Cartilage

Skeletal Division
Axial

Description
Bars of hyaline cartilage which continues the ribs. Those of sternal ribs articulate with the sternum, while those of asternal (floating) ribs overlap and areattached to each other by elastic tissue to form the costal arch.

Articulation
With the sternum

Number
Equal to the number of ribs

Common Name
Rib Cartilage,

Location
Lateral thoracic walls

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