The ribs are connected to the sternum with a strong, somewhat flexible material called cartilage. The rib cage help protects the organs in the chest, such as the heart and lungs, from damage.
Which of the following organs is not protected by the rib cage?
The internal organs located in the thoracic cavity like heart, lungs, liver, stomach etc are very delicate and hence are protected by bony rib cage to prevent any damage. The other internal organs like brain is protected by bony skull and spinal cord is protected by bony vertebral column.
Do your intestines go under your ribs?
Your large intestine has two points under the rib cage where it bends. The right-sided bend is called the hepatic flexure. Gas can accumulate in this area, causing pain and tenderness, especially if you have IBS.
Which body part is not protected by bones?
Without our spine (backbone) and leg bones we would be unable to stand erect. Bones also protect the softer parts of our bodies. The skull is like a natural helmet which protects the brain.
Which organs of the body are protected by the backbone?
The spinal cord, a pathway for messages between the brain and the body, is protected by the backbone, or spinal column. The ribs form a cage that shelters the heart and lungs, and the pelvis helps protect the bladder, part of the intestines, and in women, the reproductive organs.
Can a floating rib cause problems?
The floating rib is readily recognised as the cause of pain and the syndrome itself is known as the painful slipped (better, floating) rib syndrome. Satisfactory results are obtained by deep analgesic infiltration at the end of the free cartilage and can be prolonged by rest.
Where are kidneys in relation to ribs?
the kidneys are retroperitoneal organs (ie located behind the peritoneum) situated on the posterior wall of the abdomen on each side of the vertebral column, at about the level of the twelfth rib.