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Do lots of people get chest trauma, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Occasional
Chest trauma occurs when the chest receives a direct blow.
Common causes include motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, personal altercations (a punch to the chest), falls, and industrial injuries. Minor trauma is uncomfortable but does not affect breathing. More major trauma may include broken ribs or sternum, and can affect breathing and may reflect injury inside the chest.

In brief: Occasional
Chest trauma occurs when the chest receives a direct blow.
Common causes include motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, personal altercations (a punch to the chest), falls, and industrial injuries. Minor trauma is uncomfortable but does not affect breathing. More major trauma may include broken ribs or sternum, and can affect breathing and may reflect injury inside the chest.
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