Fractures of the first or second rib may be associated with underlying arterial injury in patients with blunt chest trauma. A total of 58 patients with fracture of the first or second rib was investigated; all patients subsequently underwent arteriography. The type of rib fracture (posterior, lateral, or anterior) was not found to be a useful predictor of underlying vascular injury. Also, the degree of displacement of the fracture fragments was of no value in predicting arterial injury.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology