costal cartilage

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costal cartilage

[′käst·əl ¦kärd·əl·ij]
(anatomy)
The cartilage occupying the interval between the ribs and the sternum or adjacent cartilages.
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Grafting the three-dimensional costal cartilage framework for lobule-type microtia.
By 45thday, first seven ribs are connected ventrally to sternum through costal cartilages.
15) Similarly, the therapeutic approaches involved in the management of a volleyball player included HVLA manipulation of costovertebral, costotransverse, and intervertebral zygapophyseal joints, instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization applied directly to the costal cartilage, and Kinesiotaping of the fifth costal cartilage and along the third through sixth chondrosternal joints.
1,2,8,9,10) Costochondritis typically affects the second through the fifth costal cartilages, (2,8) whereas Tietze's syndrome most commonly affects the second or third costal cartilage.