The chest compression test, also known as the chest compression test and the rib compression test, is to compress the chest. When the rib fractures, the chest is compressed, and the force is transmitted. The rib fracture ends stimulate the surrounding soft tissue and nerve endings, and the bone ends are rubbed against each other. A sound will occur. When squeezing, the hands are at the same level and the force should not be too strong. Pressurize gently and lightly to avoid pneumothorax. The test is terminated as soon as a positive symptom occurs.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: growth and development check classification: other inspection

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: not fasting

Analysis results:

Below normal:

Normal value:
no

Above normal:

negative:
Negative: No pain in the chest during squeezing.

Positive:
Pain in the chest during squeezing, the chest wall can be smelled and the bones are positive, the rib fracture is positive in this test, and the diagnosis can be located. The pain is the fracture site.

Tips: Check your relaxation, you should face it positively and actively cooperate with the inspection. Normal value

The test result was negative: no pain occurred.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results: Pain in the chest during extrusion, the chest wall can be heard and the bone rub is positive, the rib fracture is positive in this test, and the diagnosis can be located. The pain is the fracture site.

People who need to be examined: people with abnormal pain in the chest.

Positive results may be diseases: rib fractures, sternal fractures

Taboo before inspection: no special contraindications.

Requirements for inspection: Check the feelings of relaxation, should face positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection. When squeezing, the hands are at the same level and the force should not be too strong. Pressurize gently and lightly to avoid pneumothorax. The test is terminated as soon as a positive symptom occurs.

Inspection process

1. The patient takes a sitting position, a semi-recumbent position or a supine position.

2. The examiner uses both hands to place on the left and right sides of the thorax, or at the sternum and spine, and squeezes relatively gently. Observe the patient's symptoms while squeezing. Or the ear is close to the suspicious fracture site for auscultation.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate people: open rib fractures, with pneumothorax, pleural effusion.

Adverse reactions and risks

Nothing.