Floating Ribs Pain

Floating ribs (Slipping rib syndrome or Cyriax syndrome) causes pain in the upper abdomen or the lower chest. This occurs due to the impinging of the ribs (hypermobile and slipping in nature) on the adjacent structures such as muscles, nerves, and other tissues. Radiological investigations are necessary to exclude the other problems and medical conditions for the diagnosis of floating ribs.

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I had ribs and pelvic injury five years back, and I have difficulty in walking with uncontrollable pelvic movements. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor,I tore something from my ribs and pelvis five years back; since then, my entire torso has been falling apart, and no doctor can pinpoint exactly what it is. Since the injury, my left ribs are floating around, and I can no longer control my pelvic movements, causing my pelvic joints to h...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I saw your attached photos and the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the pelvis (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). MRI shows that your pelvic joints are in perfect order of structure and outline,...  Read Full »

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