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An unusual cause of rib fracture following a road traffic accident.
  1. R J Daniels,
  2. R A Fulcher
  1. Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, United Kingdom.


    A case is presented which is thought to be the first described example of rib fracture occurring as a result of airbag inflation. It would appear that the propellant cartridge came loose during deployment to form a missile, striking the patient on his chest and fracturing a rib.

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