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Table 1 Rib fracture incidence and position relative to plated sternum; comparison between control and cadaveric specimens.

From: Are chest compressions safe for the patient reconstructed with sternal plates? Evaluating the safety of cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a human cadaveric model

Specimen Number of fractures Location of fractures
Control 2 lateral, xyphoid
Cadaver 1 1 inferolateral
Cadaver 2 2 lateral, xyphoid
Cadaver 3 2 lateral
Cadaver 4 3 lateral
Cadaver 5 1 lateral