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Diseases » Rib fracture » Summary
 

What is Rib fracture?

What is Rib fracture?

  • Rib fracture: A fracture of the ribs.

Rib fracture: Introduction

Types of Rib fracture:

Broader types of Rib fracture:

How serious is Rib fracture?

Complications of Rib fracture: see complications of Rib fracture

What causes Rib fracture?

Causes of Rib fracture: see causes of Rib fracture

What are the symptoms of Rib fracture?

Symptoms of Rib fracture: see symptoms of Rib fracture

Complications of Rib fracture: see complications of Rib fracture

Rib fracture: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Rib fracture.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Rib fracture.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Rib fracture: Emergency Medical Physician, Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Rib fracture.
Treatments for Rib fracture: see treatments for Rib fracture
Research for Rib fracture: see research for Rib fracture

Society issues for Rib fracture


Hospitalization statistics for Rib fracture: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Rib fracture:

  • 0.073% (9,328) of hospital consultant episodes were for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for fracture of rib, sternum and thoracic spine in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Rib fracture:

Organs and body systems related to Rib fracture include:

Name and Aliases of Rib fracture

Main name of condition: Rib fracture

Other names or spellings for Rib fracture:

fractured rib, cracked rib

Rib fracture: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Rib fracture:

 

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