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Is it possible for a rib injury to cause pericarditis?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but rarely
Blunt trauma to the chest, with or without rib injuries, is a recognized but rare cause of pericarditis.

In brief: Yes but rarely
Blunt trauma to the chest, with or without rib injuries, is a recognized but rare cause of pericarditis.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes
It is usually the issue that caused the rib injury that is the culprit.
Blunt force trauma to the chest can cause educational injury, inflammation, and pericarditis. Treatment is based on the cause, and normally resolves by itself. Otherwise, non- steroidals such as Motrin will do well.

In brief: Yes
It is usually the issue that caused the rib injury that is the culprit.
Blunt force trauma to the chest can cause educational injury, inflammation, and pericarditis. Treatment is based on the cause, and normally resolves by itself. Otherwise, non- steroidals such as Motrin will do well.
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