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Axial skelelton contains
ribs and sternum
How many rib bones
12
How many sternum bones
1
Ribs contain
True ribs 1 - 7
False ribs 8 - 10
Floating (false) ribs (11-12)
There are 12 pairs of ribs in the human body. These are long, curved bones that attach posteriorly to the thoracic vertebrae.
Sternum contains
Manubrium
Body
Xiphoid process
Upper portion (handle) of the sternum.
manubrium
Sternum consists of three sections:
Upper portion: manubrium (handle)
Middle section: body
Smallest and distal portion called: Xiphoid process (farthest from the handle)
Area of sternum where the manubrium and body join
sternal angle
Distal portion of the sternum.
xiphoid process