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  • sternum
  • Level with this line the second ribs join the sternum, and when these are found the lower ribs can often be counted. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the lower part of the sternum, where the seventh or last true ribs join it, the ensiform cartilage begins, and above this there is often a depression known as the pit of the stomach. (wikipedia.org)
  • It consists of the ribs and sternum.The ribs of the thorax are numbered in ascending order from 1-12. (wikipedia.org)
  • in the female this is obscured by the breast, which extends from the second to the sixth rib vertically and from the edge of the sternum to the mid-axillary line laterally. (wikipedia.org)
  • cage
  • A rib cage protector may need to be worn for 6-8 weeks when returning to contact sports. (epnet.com)
  • Essentially the bony rib cage had disappeared within 3 weeks, said Deb, and he immediately realized that the animals were dying from respiratory failure because the frail chest wall was unable to support respiration. (redorbit.com)
  • If you play contact sports, you may need to wear a rib cage protector for 6-8 weeks when you return to playing. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • It is mostly protected and supported by the rib cage, spine, and shoulder girdle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flail chest is a life-threatening medical condition that occurs when a segment of the rib cage breaks due to trauma and becomes detached from the rest of the chest wall. (wikipedia.org)
  • bone
  • A rib fracture is a break in a rib bone. (epnet.com)
  • New research in animals triggered by a combination of serendipity and counterintuitive thinking could point the way to treating fractures caused by rapid bone loss in people, including patients with metastatic cancers. (redorbit.com)
  • While little is known about the biology of rib fractures, we have identified a molecular mechanism that could have important implications for the treatment of fractures in cancers and other conditions often associated with rapid bone loss," adds Deb, who also is a member of UNC's McAllister Heart Institute and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. (redorbit.com)
  • The affected ribs had 60-70 percent less bone compared to normal ribs. (redorbit.com)
  • And after 80 days, we saw that the ribs showed evidence of repair, they were able to form new bone. (redorbit.com)
  • The plate is positioned over the rib and screwed into the bone at the desired position. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the eighth and ninth neck vertebrae, at the parapophysis, the lower rib joint facet, the internal camellate structure of the bone is visible. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • This text will provides not only the theoretical background for improving outcomes in those with rib fractures but also serve as a practical guide to those interested in starting new programs. (springer.com)
  • Surgery to fix the fractures appears to result in better outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • sixth
  • Generally, the thoracostomy tube is placed between the ribs in the sixth or seventh intercostal space at the mid-axillary line. (wikipedia.org)
  • children
  • Professor Rupert Risdon, a paediatric pathologist, wrote to the judge saying that he had found evidence of rib fractures caused by resuscitation in three children that he had examined in the previous month alone, and Nathaniel Carey, a Home Office pathologist, said he could "no longer state categorically that the rib fractures were not due to resuscitation. (wikipedia.org)
  • cough
  • You will not have a belt or a bandage around your chest because these would keep your ribs from moving when you breathe or cough. (stlukes-stl.com)
  • likely
  • As a result of this recommendation, it's likely that the resuscitation rate will increase, but it's equally likely that the fracture rate will increase. (eurekalert.org)