Monday, 21 September 2015

Ribs

True ribs 1 to 7
False ribs 8 to 12
Floating ribs 11, 12
Typical ribs 3 to 9
Atypical ribs 1,2,10,11,12

Atypical intercostal space- only 1st (arrangement of VAN is not followed). Rest all are typical

Typical intercostal nerve- 3 to 6 ICN

7 th rib is the longest
1st rib is the shortest, widest, and most curved
9th rib is the most oblique

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