costotransverse joint


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cos·to·trans·verse joint

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the synovial articulation between the neck and tubercle of a rib and the transverse process of a vertebra.
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12-14) Thoracic facet (15) and costotransverse joint pain patterns are well demonstrated as contributing to TSP (16).
Thoracic costotransverse joint pain patterns: a study in normal volunteers.
24) Crepitus during chest wall palpation is another common physical exam finding, (24) as well as costovertebral and costotransverse joint restrictions upon joint play assessment (25) and motion palpation (26,27) similar to that discovered in the current case.
4) While the exact mechanism of this condition has yet to be defined, inflammation in this area is generally caused by an increase in pulling at this joint, likely from adjoining muscles to the rib or dysfunction at the costotransverse joints.
Prone posterior-anterior compression over the costotransverse joints was unremarkable.
Due to the contour of the thoracic laminae and general orientation of the articular processes the zygapophysial joints appear to lie flat, close to the spinous processes with the prominent costotransverse joints lying more laterally (Figure 1).
Two joints potentially implicated in the development of stress fractures are the costovertebral and costotransverse joints (11).