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Table 2 Experienced pain reported by the patients who underwent stabilizing surgery or were treated conservatively

From: Physical function and pain after surgical or conservative management of multiple rib fractures – a follow-up study

  Stabilizing surgery (n = 31) Conservatively treated (n = 30) p-value
No pain 21 (68 %) 15 (50 %) 0.253
Intermittent/continuous pain, n 6/4 10/5 0.108
Pain disturbing sleep, n 7 7 0.944
Pain medication, n 4 7 0.319
Pain during maximal breathing, n 1 2 0.389