Floating Ribs


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Vital Spot No: 46

Floating Ribs (nuk gol)



The eleventh and twelfth ribs are called ‘floating ribs’ because they are not connected to the breastbone. Because they are not attached at one end they are much easier to break than the other ribs.

A blow to the right side of the body will affect the liver, whereas a blow to the left side will affect the stomach and spleen.

The floating ribs are located at the lower part of the rib cage on either side of the body.

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