Trulli

Aaron Filler, MD, PhD
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Trulli Trulli

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Thoracic Vertebrae

Spine and Nerve Anatomy


Chapter 5

High Cervical Spine: C1-C2

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The thoracic vertebrae are the rib bearing vertebrae. In order to simplify the mechanics of expanding the chest to breath, the thoracic spine is designed to remain stiff and straight no matter what the body is doing. Reproduced from Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, MD, with permission of Icon Learning Systems.

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