Juvenile First Rib Fracture Caused by Morning Stretching
The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 04/06/2012
Lee SJ et al. – Physicians should be aware that even morning stretching with yawning can cause a first rib fracture in children. Awareness is important for early recognition, and proper management is critical for a pain–free return to normal life. An understanding of the mechanism of atraumatic first rib fracture is important.