Rib and scapular fractures

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Fall from ladder.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

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Trauma Series

Obvious fractures involving almost all of the left ribs laterally. Transverse displaced fracture through the infraspinous portion of the left scapula. No definite haemothorax or pneumothorax. Cardiomediastinal contour is within normal limits for a supine projection. 

Case Discussion

Many displaced left sided rib fractures and left scapular body fracture

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Case information

rID: 31618
Published: 18th Oct 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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