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The thought of getting multiple rib fractures scares me. What are risk factors for it?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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There are some reasons why some body will have multiple rib fractures without trauma, osteoporosis of the bone(weak bone), the other bone cancer (multiple myeloma) and could cancer metastasize from other place(kidney , lung , breast)good luck thank you.

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There are some reasons why some body will have multiple rib fractures without trauma, osteoporosis of the bone(weak bone), the other bone cancer (multiple myeloma) and could cancer metastasize from other place(kidney , lung , breast)good luck thank you.
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not many

Really the biggest risk factor is high energy trauma, like a car accident or high fall.
Sometimes people with osteoporosis can get a rib fracture or two from a low level fall.

In brief: Not many

Really the biggest risk factor is high energy trauma, like a car accident or high fall.
Sometimes people with osteoporosis can get a rib fracture or two from a low level fall.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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