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The costochondral joints are the articulations between the ribs and costal cartilage. They are hyaline cartilagenous joints. Each rib has a depression shaped like a cup that the costal cartilage articulates with. There is normally no movement at these joints. Joints between costal cartilages of ribs 6-9 are plane synovial joints. Articulation between costal cartilage of rib 9 and rib 10 is fibrous.

Ed. Adams,2007


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