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2020 Apr 27

Ann Thorac Surg

Rib Plating Offers Favorable Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Non-Union of Prior Rib Fractures.


Buehler KE, Wilshire CL, Bograd AJ, Vallières E
Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Apr 27.
PMID: 32353437.


Although open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is an accepted treatment for a proportion of acute rib fractures, there is paucity of literature on its potential to treat chronic, non-union fractures. This study evaluates the outcomes and quality of life of patients who underwent ORIF for chronic, symptomatic non-union rib fractures.