The sternal notch
The sternal notch is part of the bony structure and is a reference point for body measurements
Three parts, the manubrium, the body and the apophasis form the sternum.
At the base of the upper part of the sternum is the sternal notch, which is its upper edge.
We can locate it just below where the neck ends: it is the lower part of the hollow formed between the lower part of the neck and the upper part of the manubrium of the sternum.
This point helps us to know the height of the neckline at the front.
Go to “Measurement reference points”