Juvenile First Rib Fracture Caused by Morning Stretching

The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 04/06/2012

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.

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