|True ribs have direct attachment between the vertebrae
and the sternum. Each rib attaches to the sternum by its own costal cartilage
False ribs attach to the sternum by way of costal cartilage above it.
Floating ribs do not have an anterior attachment at all
|Thorax General Information||Bones of the Thorax|
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