Tuesday, September 18, 2012

True Ribs

We just learned about the Thoracic Cage.

The upper 7 ribs are called the True Ribs or Vertebrosternal Ribs

true ribs

(From: Wikipedia - true ribs)

If this is hard to remember, you can try to remember that they connect your vertebrae in back to your sternum in front.
Vertebrae + sternum = Vertebrosternal