Types of Rib Injuries


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When a rib is fractured, where does the break usually occur?

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1. A rib fracture that is sore and causes shallow breathing but no significant distress is known as a what?

2. The most serious type of rib fracture is known as a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set allows you to find out what you know about rib injuries. See if you can identify different types of injuries that affect the rib cage and the corresponding muscles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to test your understanding of:

  • The most dangerous type of rib fracture
  • Strained intercostal muscle injuries
  • The most common location of a rib fracture

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what type of rib fracture is the most dangerous
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the muscles between the ribs are called
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the names for different types of rib fractures based on their symptoms

Additional Learning

For more information about these medical conditions, view the lesson titled Types of Rib Injuries. It will help you understand:

  • Types of soft tissue in the rib cage
  • Common causes of strained chest muscles
  • Symptoms of a broken rib