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Floating Ribs: The floating ribs are located below the false ribs on the rib cage. There are two pairs of floating ribs. The floating ribs are curved bones that form the lowest portion the ribcage and give structure to the thorax and offer some protection to some organs. The floating ribs are attached to the thoracic vertebrae in the back. Unlike the true ribs and the false ribs, the floating ribs do not have any attachment to the sternum in the front.
The floating ribs form a portion of the axial skeleton. Conditions that can afflict the false ribs include fracture, infection and osteomyelitis.
The following organs are closely related to the organ: Floating Ribs:
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