A 21-year-old male asked:
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what should i do about grinding and crepitus between my shoulder blades? i have three posterior rib fractures. is this causing the grinding?

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Dr. Kenneth Bramlett
40 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Scap[ulo thoracic pa: It is not uncommon the ribs paly a role yet scapulothoracic pain can occur from strain overuse injury etc. PT - stretch deep massage Nsaids and injection may improve
Answered on May 7, 2015
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