A 31-year-old member asked:
dad called and said the doctor diagnosed short rib pains? people have "short-ribs"?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: People have what are called floating ribs, the lower ribs, ix to xii. They are not attached directly to the sternum, but are instead linked to it by the cartilages of the lower rib cage.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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