THE RIB FRACTURE IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU HAVE EVER THOUGHT


THE MOST FREQUENT ORIGINS: TRAFFIC- WORK- HOUSEHOLD- ACCIDENTS AND SPORTS INJURIES

PREDISPOSING FACTORS: diseases (e.g. osteoporosis) and aging.

WHEN A RIB IS BROKEN IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES, IT IS ABOUT A "WINDOW-TYPE" RIB FRACTURE.
IN CASE OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-RIB FRACTURE THE DIAGNOSIS IS SERIAL RIB FRACTURE.

About 20% of rib fractured patients are hospitalized.

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