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General Consideration

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Which of the following statements regarding fracture ribs is not true:



A The fracture usually occurs near the angle of the rib.

B There is seldom severe displacement because the fragments are held well together by the attached muscles.

C Fractured ribs do not unite spontaneously and require surgical inter¬vention to hasten union.

D Complication of the rib fracture includes pneumothorax, emphysema and pneumonia.

Ans. C

Fractured ribs do not unite spontaneously and require surgical inter­vention to hasten union

Actually fracture ribs heal primarily and do not require any intervention surgical or otherwise. It is the treatment of the complications of rib fracture which is far more important than treating rib fracture.

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