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Whether it's climbing a ladder to put up holiday decorations, cleaning the gutters or slipping and falling on the ice, this time of year begins what one local doctors calls the tsunami of broken ribs. The treatment of choice used to be let nature take its painful course, but now patients have a less excruciating option.

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Swedish Hospital - Rib Fracture Clinic

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