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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Joanna Cohen

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending/Director of Pediatric Ultrasound at Children's National Health System
Joanna is originally from NY where she attended medical school at Downstate in Brooklyn. She completed her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins and made her way south to DC for PEM and ultrasound fellowships. She has remained in DC, making her home in Capitol Hill since 2005. She stays busy mostly attending youth soccer games with her three kids and running.
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