Radiographic evaluation of rib fractures.

  title={Radiographic evaluation of rib fractures.},
  author={S A Deluca and James T. Rhea and T. Owen O'Malley},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={138 1},
A prospective study of 100 radiographs performed for possible rib fracture due to blunt trauma was conducted to determine if some of the films routinely obtained should be eliminated for medical or economic reasons. Of the 100 patients evaluated for fracture, 29 fractures were detected radiographically. The physical findings of fracture are seen to be nonspecific, and the clinical impression of the likelihood of fracture is unreliable. Therapy is symptomatic, aimed at relief of pain, and except… CONTINUE READING


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