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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   yes i have a question reguarding 2 broken ribs in my child
User :   my daughter at the age of 10 months was standing flatted footed in an exersaucer. she dropped a toy and was reaching for it when she bounced, causing her to flip over the rim of the exersaucer. she ended up breaking the 7th and 8th rib. CPS is telling me its in the back but i look at th x rays and it clearly shows the front. my question is... can you see the back ribs from a front xrays and can a baby break 2 ribs by rolling over the rim of an exersaucer if her whole body is on them two ribs
Doctor :  
There could be a chance of fracture of two ribs
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and they can appear in the Xrays
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The Xray is called PA view done from back to front
User :   the back ribs also
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so it appears to be front
Doctor :  
though it is back
User :   the front ribs are bilateral?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
front and back ribns are bilateral

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