IOTW: Rib Fracture

Posted on: May 20, 2019, by :

Our poor PEM attending had a rib fracture seen clearly here with US. US is a nice substitute for Xray for rib fractures as it can be done quickly at the bedside at a low cost. Since there is basically never any intervention for a simple rib fracture, there is really no need for radiation treatment.

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