Head of rib
|Head of rib|
|A central rib of the left side. Inferior aspect. (Head visible at upper right.)|
|A central rib of the left side, viewed from behind. (Head visible at upper right.)|
|Gray's||subject #28 124|
The head of the rib is marked by a kidney-shaped articular surface, divided by a horizontal crest into two facets for articulation with the depression formed on the bodies of two adjacent thoracic vertebrae; the upper facet is the smaller; to the crest is attached the interarticular ligament.
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