What is another name for the sternum? Where is this bone located?

1 Answer
Feb 29, 2016

The sternum is also called the breast bone. It is a bone in the anterior of the chest.


The sternum is a large flat bone residing in the anterior middle of the chest. It is attached to the clavicle and first 7 pairs of the ribs directly (true ribs), and to the 8th, 9th and 10th pair indirectly via
cartilage (false ribs). Sternum, vertebral column and ribs together form the ribcage that protects the thoracic viscera.The sternum consists of three main parts, listed from the top:

Xiphoid processhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sternum

The sternum is known as breast bone because of its site.