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Surgical approaches for rib fracture fixation.

Authors
  • Taylor, Benjamin C
  • French, Bruce G
  • Fowler, T Ty
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of orthopaedic trauma
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2013
Volume
27
Issue
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318283fa2d
PMID: 23287754
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Operative management of thoracic injuries is an increasingly accepted technique, with multiple reports of improved patient outcomes as compared with nonoperative treatment. Despite the evolving support of rib fracture fixation, descriptions of surgical approaches and tactics remain limited. We present this information to allow surgeons to begin or improve treatment of these injuries. In addition, we present the initial treatment results of a series of 21 patients treated with the approaches described within.

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