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©Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2009) 08, 308 - 310

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Stress Fracture of the First Rib in a High School Weight Lifter
Hiroyuki Fujioka1,2 , Takeshi Kokubu2, Takeshi Makino2, Issei Nagura2, Narikazu Toyokawa2, Atsuyuki Inui2, Ryosuke Sakata2, Masahiro Kurosaka2
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1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

Hiroyuki Fujioka
‚úČ Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, 1-1 Mukogawa-cho, Nishinomiya, 663-8501, Japan.
Email: hfujioka@hyo-med.ac.jp
Publish Date
Received: 18-03-2009
Accepted: 04-05-2009
Published (online): 01-06-2009
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ABSTRACT

A 17-year-old boy, who played a weight lifting in high school, sustained stress fracture of the first rib without any causes. We successfully treated first rib stress fracture with limitation of using the upper extremity and with using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound.

Key words: Stress fracture, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, first rib, weight lifting.


           Key Points
  • Stress fracture of the first rib in a weight lifter was successfully treated with limitation of sports activity and with LIPUS treatment.
 
 
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