Operative treatment of chest wall injuries: indications, technique, and outcomes [review] Review uri icon
  • Most injuries to the chest wall with residual deformity do not result in long-term respiratory dysfunction unless they are associated with pulmonary contusion. Indications for operative fixation include flail chest, reduction of pain and disability, a chest wall deformity or defect, symptomatic nonunion, thoracotomy for other indications, and open fractures. Operative indications for chest wall injuries are rare.

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    publication date
  • 2011
  • Research
  • Fractures
  • Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiography
  • Surgery
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  • 93
  • issue
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