WHAT WOULD YOU DO? This is a 32-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle crash in 2019 with chronic left-sided rib pain since. He was initially treated with physical therapy and medical management with no improvement. CT imaging in 2021 noted displaced left lateral seventh and eighth ribs, noted chest wall deformity, and when three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of his ribs was created, this noted a left- sided costal margin rupture at the sixth and seventh ribs.
Walk, C. T.,
& Semon, G.
(2022). Novel Repair of Costal Margin Rupture With Preoperative 3D Planning. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open, 7 (1), e001001.