Multiple rib fractures

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Pain in the left shoulder following a cycling accident.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a fracture of the left clavicle at the distal portion, with some displacement. Additionally the second and fourth ribs of the left thorax are fractured.

Case Discussion

Once one has identified an abnormality that accounts for the patients symptoms, park it, and continue to asses the image, beware the satisfaction of search.

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Case information

rID: 54772
Case created: 27th Jul 2017
Last edited: 5th Aug 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Princess Alexandra Hospital

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