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 Sternum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The sternum or ';l'l'lone is a long, flat bone located in the center of the thorax (chest).
The sternum is sometimes cut open (a median sternotomy) to gain access to the thoracic contents when performing cardiothoracic surgery.
The sternum is an elongated, flattened bone, forming the middle portion of the anterior wall of the thorax.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sternum   (402 words)

The sternum (breastbone) located in the anterior midline of the body is a flat bone approximately 15 cm long consisting of three regions.
The body (which forms the bulk of the sternum) bears notches that articulate with the costal cartilages of the third to seventh pairs of ribs.
At the inferior end of the sternum is the small, variably-shaped xiphoid process, which although formed of hyaline cartilage in youth, is usually ossified in adults.
bioweb.uwlax.edu /aplab/Table_of_Contents/Lab_03/Sternum/sternum.html   (115 words)

 sternum-specific: the hidden key | Charles Rollis,BS,DC
The sternum may be the hidden key that frustrates many chiropractors from assisting their patients with rib and vertebral subluxations and respiratory ailments.
You remember the sternum from anatomy class, that bone in front of the chest that is comprised of the manubrium, the body and the xiphoid.
You must consider the sternum in any respiratory clinical aspect from emphysema to pneumothorax, rib fixations (either anterior or posterior), thoracic pain, visceral malfunction, scoliosis, posture, etc. The sternum may be the hidden key that frustrates many chiropractors from assisting their patients in holding the adjustments.
www.chiroweb.com /archives/17/09/20.html   (628 words)

 II. Osteology. 4a. The Sternum. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body.
These two bars fuse with each other along the middle line to form the cartilaginous sternum which is ossified from six centers: one for the manubrium, four for the body, and one for the xiphoid process (Fig.
121), or of the vertical fissure which occasionally intersects this part of the bone constituting the malformation known as fissura sterni; these conditions are further explained by the manner in which the cartilaginous sternum is formed.
Paterson (The Human Sternum, 1904), who examined 524 specimens, points out that these ridges are altogether absent in 26.7 per cent.; that in 69 per cent.
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 The Sternum
Along with the ribs, the sternum forms the rib cage that protects the heart, lungs, and major blood vessels from damage.
Without the sternum, there would be a hole in the bone structure in the middle of your chest, right above your heart and lungs.
The sternum protects this vital area and completes the circle of the rib cage.
mnsu.edu /emuseum/biology/humananatomy/skeletal/sternum/sternum.html   (181 words)

 Sternum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The "sternum" is the medical name for the breastbone, a long, narrow, flat plate that forms the center of the front of the chest.
It slowly hardens into bone until, by middle life, it is usually fused to the body of the sternum.
The sternum is very strong and requires great force to fracture.
www.innerbody.com /text/skel16.html   (162 words)

 Sternum definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Sternum: Anatomic name for the breast bone, the long flat bone in the upper middle of the front of the chest.
The sternum consists of three parts: the manubrium (the upper segment of the sternum, a flattened, roughly triangular bone), the corpus or body of the sternum, and the xiphoid process (the little tail of the sternum than points down).
The word "sternum" comes from the Greek "sternon" meaning "the breast or chest." The word "sternum" was once used to refer to the chest but this use was supplanted by the "thorax" and the sternum became the name of the familiar flat bone in the middle of the front of the chest.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10323   (279 words)

 The Sternum
the body of the sternum - the main breastbone which shields the organs of the torso, and is connected directly to ribs 2 - 7, and indirectly to ribs 8 - 10.
In more recent developments of voice training, students are encouraged to keep the sternum "soft", allowing the sternal joints to be as flexible, and relaxed as possible.
The image at the right shows the sternum of an eleven year old - the bone of the sternum has yet to "ossify" completely.
www.yorku.ca /earmstro/journey/sternum.html   (302 words)

 INCTR: Newsletter
The tumor was present throughout the extent of the sternum and extended into the mediastinum, although to a minimal extent (Figure 1).
The chest CT scan showed complete involvement of the sternum by a mass of heterogeneous density containing multiple deposits of calcium as well as new bone formation, and confirmed the extension of the mass into the mediastinum (Figure 2).
However, in patients with tumor involvement of the sternum, resection is associated with a significant risk of instability of the chest wall, which can eventually produce fatal respiratory failure, as was seen in our patient.
www.inctr.org /publications/2005_v05_n04_s04.shtml   (1089 words)

 MRI of the sternum and sternoclavicular joints -- Aslam et al. 75 (895): 627 -- The British Journal of Radiology
MRI of the sternum and sternoclavicular joints -- Aslam et al.
sternum as they are angulated at the manubriosternal junction.
Unfused segments of the body of the sternum with angulation of the sternum in an 18-year-old male.
bjr.birjournals.org /cgi/content/full/75/895/627   (1306 words)

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The sternum is in the center of the torso
The manubrium of the sternum articulates with the clavicles in humans and certain other vertebrates.
It connects to the rib bones via cartilage, forming the rib cage with them, and thus helps to protect the lungs and heart from physical trauma.
www.sternum.com   (226 words)

 Hyperbare Sauerstofftherapie (HBO)  bei Sternumosteomyelitis
0,8-2,4% of all patients postoperatively develop a chronic osteomyelitis of the sternum which may lead to mediastinitis and thus causes an overall mortality of 15 - 50%.
6weeks after re-thoracotomy and refixation of the sternum for breakage of cerclage wires she developed a severe osteomyelitis of the sternum.
When hyperbaric oxygen therapy started there was a complete purulent dehiscence of the sternum (1 cm wide) with a large skin dehiscence.
members.aol.com /rwetsch/lit-sternumosteomyelitis2.htm   (301 words)

 Sternum pain after By-pass Surgery
There is a smaller concavity in the right half of the sternum, especially at the level of the upper margin of the right ventricle.
My surgeon doesn't know what to make of the sternum overlap and says the only thing he knows to do is to take out the continuous stainless steel cable that was used to reattach the sternum after surgery and see if that helps the pain, but he recommends that only as a last resort.
If anyone reading this has had any experience with sternum pain, the sternum healing with an overlap or not otherwise healing properly after bypass surgery, I would appreciate very much hearing your comments about what was done, if anything, and what were the consequences.
www.medhelp.org /forums/cardio/messages/33642.html   (1423 words)

 eMedicine - Sternum, Fractures : Article Excerpt by: David A Fisher, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Age: A large study from Greece showed that patients with sternum fractures have a mean age of 50.3 years (range, 15-93 y).
Anatomy: The sternum has 3 parts: the manubrium, the body (corpus), and the xiphoid process (tip).
Preferred Examination: The routine radiologic study of the sternum consists of a lateral projection and frontal views, which are obtained with the patient prone and rotated slightly off the midline in each direction.
www.emedicine.com /radio/byname/sternum-fractures.htm   (516 words)

 Aneurysmal bone cyst of the sternum: a case report of successful treatment with radiotherapy -- Yavuz et al. 77 (919): ...
Primary tumours of the sternum are rare and 83–95% of
Primary tumours of the sternum are infrequent, as indicated
6 were in the sternum and 5 of them were malignant [1].
bjr.birjournals.org /cgi/content/full/77/919/610   (2318 words)

 The Down East #1775 3/4” Surface Mount QR Buckle
The Down East #1775 3/4” Sternum Strap QR Buckle with variable breakaway release is a molded, two piece buckle Both ends of the buckle have mounting slots that can accommodate up to 1” webbing for surface mounting.
The buckle overcomes limitations of traditional side release buckles with the addition of a breakaway feature that is critical in a sternum strap application.
The Snap~Dragon 3/4” Sternum Strap Buckle is assembled by simply inserting the tongue into the buckle body until the user hears a distinct ‘click’.
www.downeastinc.com /strap1775.html   (488 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Sternum - WrongDiagnosis.com
Sternum: the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
Sternum (organ): Bone on the front of the chest
The following list attempts to classify Sternum into categories where each line is subset of the next.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/sternum.htm   (189 words)

 Sternum Strap? | BackcountryTech.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The use of a sternum strap while carrying a load seems to be a very personal choice.
This could perhaps be the result of a sternum strap being too tight.
When the scrambling gets tough it sounds like a strap will help you better support that unwieldy load, but on less difficult surfaces it could be loosened or not used at all for comfort and breathability.
backcountrytech.com /?q=node/290   (255 words)

 Bone Cancer Forum - Question About the Sternum
My sternum was cracked when I was carrying my twins...But recently I have noticed it protrudes more, hard, if I rub it, it is sore.
I have no lumps or anything and have had no wiight loss so I was just putting it down to some type of wear and tear as I do not recall a moment where I may have inflicted some type of injury.
In the past month or so I have noticed a slightly painful sensation in the surrounding area (not just in the bones either) and it is especially noticeable when, for example, I lie in bed on my stomach or I am pressing against my girlfriend during intercourse.
ehealthforum.com /health/topic2559.html   (1251 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sternum repair breathes life into 'Armchair McNair'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Now that he's the healthiest he's been in five years and has looked sharp in Tennessee's two preseason games, the rebuilt Titans quarterback with the football-shaped sternum has little use for the recliner he was forced to sleep in much of the past four seasons.
The sternum is a protective cage of cartilage and bone around the heart, lungs and tissue.
But McNair's sternum was so seriously damaged, it became more entry hall for pain than protective wall.
www.usatoday.com /sports/football/columnist/2005-08-24-corbett_x.htm   (1125 words)

 Other Products Sternum Sliders ITW Nexus
The Sternum Slider attachs a 20mm or 25mm sternum strap to backpack shoulder pads.
The WSR T-Loc is a sternum slider and buckle body incorporated into one unit—which eliminates at least one sewing operation.
To complete the sternum strap accessories, the T-Glide adjuster was added for the remaining vertical strap.
www.itwnexus.com /catalog/index.php/dw/oc/a/8/c/20?PHPSESSID=667fe732e...   (236 words)

 Pain in chest beneath sternum after a about with dry heaves
I felt a pain in my chest under the sternum, right between my breasts while I was vomiting.
Since then, there is a twinging pain in that same area under the sternum.
It actually feels like it might be tissue under the sternum, not the sternum itself, though you may be saying the same thing, only in a different way.
www.medhelp.org /forums/gastro/messages/37885.html   (797 words)

 Sternum lifting technique for thoracoscopic internal thoracic artery harvest -- Ohtsuka et al. 27 (6): 1119 -- European ...
Sternum lifting technique for thoracoscopic internal thoracic artery harvest -- Ohtsuka et al.
Sternum lifting technique for thoracoscopic internal thoracic artery harvest
a subxyphoidal entry and opened beneath the sternum.
ejcts.ctsnetjournals.org /cgi/content/abstract/27/6/1119   (247 words)

 eMedicine - Sternum, Fractures : Article by David A Fisher, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Degree of Confidence: The sensitivity of ultrasonography is comparable to that of plain radiography, but conventional radiography remains the standard means of documenting a sternal fracture.
Nuclear bone scan of fractures of the sternum (arrow) and ribs on the right side (arrowheads).
Lateral radiograph in the same patient as in Image 8 shows a complete displaced fracture of the sternum (arrow).
www.emedicine.com /radio/topic654.htm   (1155 words)

 Community Forum - Ribcage/Sternum?
My understanding is that this occurs where the rib (costo) cartilages (condro) articulate with the sternum (or breastbone).
What's interesting is the thought that this might be yet another way people with PA express this tendencey to have an inflammatory response at various places in the body.
The cases I know of costochondritis, per se, have all been women, but this is just a sample of four, I think, spread out over a number of years.
www.psoriasis.org /forum/printthread.php?t=13721   (2791 words)

 Dr. Koop - Sternum - view of the outside (anterior)
During a sternal tap, a thin needle is inserted into the sternum (shown here) to withdraw bone marrow.
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen.
www.drkoop.com /ency/93/imagepages/1740.html   (238 words)

 (WO/2002/067795) STERNUM FIXATION DEVICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A sternum fixation device for securing parts of a sternum includes first and second removably associated plates.
The first plate has an upper surface and a sternum-contacting surface, and at least one hole passing through both of these surfaces for receiving a fastener head.
A release member holds the first and second plates together, and is movably associated with at least one of the first and second plates such that is may be moved to allow separation of the two parts of the sternum.
www.wipo.int /pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=2002/067795   (241 words)

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