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Can you get a cracked/bruised rib from falling backwards?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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In brief: Yes you can.

Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma.
A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two. Most heal on their own without surgery, but it appears that multiple broken ribs that affect breathing do better when fixed with modern plate and screw devices.

In brief: Yes you can.

Broken ribs are most commonly the result of blunt trauma.
A simple fall can result in a broken rib or two. Most heal on their own without surgery, but it appears that multiple broken ribs that affect breathing do better when fixed with modern plate and screw devices.
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