Rib fracture due to bench pressing

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1990 Jan;13(1):26-9.


Rib fractures are commonly associated with blunt trauma, but there are instances where this is not the case. In this case a patient fractured the second rib during a "bench press" weight lifting maneuver. The possible etiology is proposed, and the incidence, causes, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of rib fractures are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Rib Fractures / diagnostic imaging
  • Rib Fractures / etiology*
  • Weight Lifting / injuries*