Funding for this research was provided by:
Chang Gung Medical Foundation (CMRPG2F0212, CMRPG 2E0221)
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Received: 9 August 2019
Accepted: 28 November 2019
First Online: 30 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This trails has been approved by the relevant institutional review board (103-0421A3; ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT04006587). We recruited adult patients (>18 years old) seen at our institution between June 2014 and May 2017 with traumatic rib fractures. Written inform consent was obtained from all participants.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.