costochondral joints

cos·to·chon·dral joints

the cartilaginous joints between the sternal end of ribs and the lateral ends of costal cartilages.
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Costochondral joints were enlarged and readily palpable.
15) This protocol utilized consisted of HVLA manipulation to the zygapophyseal joints of the thoracic spine, costotransverse, and costochondral joints, acupuncture, ischemic compression, cross-fibre friction massage, and cryotherapy.
5,6,7) A diagnosis of costochondritis differs from the diagnosis of Tietze's syndrome in that costochondritis may affect numerous costochondral joints with no swelling, while Tietze's syndrome typically affects one joint and is associated with swelling.