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Rib impingement in first class cricketers: case reports of two patients who underwent rib resection
  1. N J Boyce Cam1,
  2. N Muthukumar1,
  3. S Boyle1,
  4. J O Lawton1
  1. 1Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds NHS Teaching Hospital Trust, Great George Street, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 MrBoyce Cam
 36 Denton Avenue, Leeds LS8 1LE, UK; nickboycecam{at}


Two first class cricket bowlers presented with costoiliac pain secondary to rib impingement. In both patients, conservative management of the injury had failed to improve symptoms. Surgical resection of the affected rib was undertaken. At follow up, both patients had made a good recovery and had returned to competitive cricket.

  • rib impingement
  • costoiliac syndrome
  • rib resection
  • side strain
  • cricket

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  • Published Online First 21 June 2006

  • Competing interests: none declared