costochondral joints

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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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This pain is believed to have resulted from the effect of scurvy on the collagen-containing cartilage in the distal rib ends (costochondral junctions).
Chondroepitrochlearis muscle (CET) is an anomalous muscular slip arising from the cartilages or costochondral junctions of the thorax, crossing the axilla and inserting into medial humeral epicondyle or medial intermuscular septum.
(3,4) Sternum remains the most common site to be involved, though rib shafts, costochondral junctions, and vertebral bodies can also be involved.
Fibrous tissue forms between the diaphysis and the epiphysis, and costochondral junctions enlarge.
Antero-posterior chest compressions cause fractures at costochondral junctions. Subdural Haematoma is seen in about 40% of cases.
Typical radiographic findings include a narrow, bell-shaped thorax with short, horizontally oriented ribs and irregular costochondral junctions, elevated clavicles, short iliac bones with a typical trident appearance of the acetabula, relatively short and wide long bones of the extremities, and hypoplastic phalanges of both hands and feet with cone-shaped epiphyses (9).
Trietze's syndrome is pain at the costochondral junctions and commonly presents as mastalgia.
(20,21) Often the result of repetitive physical activity, (22) movement of the chest and ribcage generally reproduces this pain, (23) and symptoms are usually elicited by pressure over one of the costochondral junctions of the sternum.
Pronounced widening of the wrists and beading of the ribs at the costochondral junctions were also confirmed by X-ray.
Skull bones can be indented by finger pressure, and there can be expansion of the costochondral junctions. Seizures are a late feature.