Plural rubs are creaking or grating sounds that have been described as being similar to walking on fresh snow or a leather-on-leather type of sound. Pleural rubs stop when the patient holds a breath.
If you wish to review a complete lesson concerning Pleural Rubs, we provide complete
lessons. The following lesson modules(s) may be useful.
Each lesson includes text that explains the auscultatory sound and its clinical significance.
The lesson also includes an audio track for playback. A waveform provides a great way to visualize
the sounds. Finally, we also include an animation video. For heart sounds, the video illustrates
heart muscle and valve movements along with blood flow. For lung sounds, the primary source of the sounds
can be seen. Each module also includes a quiz.