Rib Injury: Symptoms & Diagnosis


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What is the most common symptom of rib injuries, specifically rib dislocations and fractures?

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1. What is one reason x-rays are not always used to diagnose rib injuries?

2. During a physical exam to check for rib dislocations and fractures, which of the following is a doctor LEAST likely to do?

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About This quiz & Worksheet

Can you name the different kinds of rib injuries that can occur? Gauge your knowledge of these types of injuries and their symptoms by using the multiple-choice worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following topics:

  • The reason x-rays aren't always used to diagnose rib injuries
  • A common rib injury symptom
  • Number of ribs in the human body
  • How a fractured rib may look like on an x-ray

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on rib injuries
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the steps that doctors complete when physically examining the rib for dislocations and fractures
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what a fractured rib may look like on an x-ray and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gain more insight by using the lesson called Rib Injury: Symptoms & Diagnosis. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine when rib dislocations can occur
  • Review attributes of a fracture
  • See how rib dislocations are diagnosed