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Criteria of Holmes et al for Isolated Left Lower Rib Injury in Blunt Trauma and the Risk of Splenic Injury

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
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Holmes et al evaluated patients with isolated blunt trauma to the left lower ribs for their risk for splenic injury. This can help identify patients who may benefit from additional imaging studies and closer monitoring. The authors are from the University of California at Davis, the University of California at San Francisco, and the New York College in Valhalla.

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