Macroscopic and histological observations on the human sternoclavicular joint disc.

@article{Emura2009MacroscopicAH,
  title={Macroscopic and histological observations on the human sternoclavicular joint disc.},
  author={Kenji Emura and Takamitsu Arakawa and Toshio Terashima and Akinori Miki},
  journal={Anatomical science international},
  year={2009},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={182-8}
}
To know the detailed morphology of the human sternoclavicular joint and its articular disc is essential to understanding the movement of this joint and the functional role of the disc. In the present study, 51 articular discs of the sternoclavicular joint of 29 Japanese cadavers were macroscopically examined and then embedded in paraffin to make a complete series of coronal sections for light microscopic observation. We classified the articular discs into three types, discoid, ring, and… CONTINUE READING