Isolated first rib fracture with minimal trauma
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The traditional teaching states that upper rib fractures are associated with severe trauma and a high risk of neurovascular insult.
Material and Methods
We present the case of an 18-year-old male who sustained an isolated, uncomplicated fracture of the first rib by falling on his elbow during a soccer match.
This case illustrates that an uncomplicated upper rib fracture can occur with minor trauma. The term “rebound” fracture is proposed for this type of rib injury.
KeywordsFirst rib Fracture Isolated Trauma
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