I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2022 Aug 19

J Surg Res


Slipping Rib Syndrome in Children: Natural History and Outcomes Following Costal Cartilage Excision.


MacGregor RM, Schulte LJ, Merritt TC, Keller MS, AuBuchon JD, Abarbanell AM
J Surg Res. 2022 Aug 19; 280:204-208.
PMID: 35994982.


Slipping rib syndrome (SRS) or subluxation of the medial aspect of the lower rib costal cartilages is an underdiagnosed cause of debilitating pain in otherwise healthy children. Costal cartilage excision may provide definitive symptom relief. However, limited data exist on the natural history, difficulty in diagnosis, and patient-reported outcomes for SRS in children.