The incidence of rib stress fractures is highest along the antero-lateral (frontal side) and postero-lateral (behind the side) region of ribs 5-9 (See diagram). This is along the insertion of the serratus anterior muscle. Most rowers will experience the stress fractures on one side predominantly but they can occur on both sides with repeated injury.
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