The fractured rib in chest wall trauma

J. C. Mayberry, Donald Trunkey

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    Abstract

    Chest wail trauma and rib fractures are significant sources of morbidity and mortality in countries in which motor vehicle accidents are prevalent. Physicians who care for injured patients should realize that patients with thoracic trauma are at significant risk for mortality, deterioration, and associated injuries. Care must be taken to avoid underestimation of the effect of the injury on subsequent respiratory mechanics. Armed with an understanding of chest injury epidemiology, biomechanics, and pain control, physicians can better serve these high-risk patients.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)239-261
    Number of pages23
    JournalChest Surgery Clinics of North America
    Volume7
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1997

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    Thoracic Wall
    Ribs
    Wounds and Injuries
    Thorax
    Rib Fractures
    Respiratory Mechanics
    Physicians
    Thoracic Injuries
    Mortality
    Motor Vehicles
    Biomechanical Phenomena
    Accidents
    Patient Care
    Epidemiology
    Morbidity
    Pain

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    The fractured rib in chest wall trauma. / Mayberry, J. C.; Trunkey, Donald.

    In: Chest Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1997, p. 239-261.

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