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From Under the Radar to Over the Moon: How Three Patients with Slipping Rib Syndrome Got Their Lives Back

“When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras.” This aphorism encourages physicians to consider conditions that are more common rather than jumping to rare diagnoses. But Adam Shiroff, MD, FACS, has become quite adept at spotting a certain type of zebra: slipping rib syndrome.

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