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What is the purpose of the rib cage?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Multiple

The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing.

In brief: Multiple

The rib cages protects your heart and lungs from blunt trauma that otherwise might injure them. It maintains the size of the lung cavity and provides sites of orgin and insertion for a variety of muscles that assist with your breathing.
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