costovertebral joints

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cos·to·ver·te·bral joints

the synovial joints uniting ribs and vertebrae; they consist of the articulatio capitis costae and the articulatio costotransversaria.
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This edition has reworked chapters on the heart and lungs and contains 20 new dissections, such as for the ligaments of the vertebral column and the costovertebral joints, the arteries of the celiac trunk, the branches of the abdominal aorta, the iliac vessels, the female recto-uterine pouch, and the male perineal neurovascular structures.
Secondary findings included a dental focus in the right maxilla and pronounced degenerative changes in the entire vertebral column; the degeneration was most pronounced in the costovertebral joints and in the facet joints of the lumbar spine.
1) It affects primarily the spine and hip joints and causes progressive bone fusion, including the costovertebral joints, as well as erosion and destruction of the vertebral endplates, osteophytes, subchondral sclerosis, ossification of the intervertebral disc, narrowing of the joint space, and osteoporosis.