Fractured rib

October 2012
Mayo Clinic Health Letter;Oct2012, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p7
The article discusses the complications faced by patients sustaining rib fractures, which is one of the most common types of fractures in older adults. Fractures caused due to major traumas including car accidents causes many life-threatening complications. Other fractures could be due to mild to moderate trauma or repeated stress on the bone, which is less severe yet very painful. It also discusses the importance of pain control and prompt medical intervention.


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