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2020 Apr-Jun

JBJS Essent Surg Tech



Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures: Indications, Techniques, and Pitfalls.


Fokin AA, Hus N, Wycech J, Rodriguez E, Puente I
JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 2020 Apr-Jun; 10(2):e0032.
PMID: 32944413.


Rib fractures are a common thoracic injury that is encountered in 20% to 39% of patients with blunt chest trauma and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Traditionally, the majority of patient with rib fractures have been managed nonoperatively. Recently, the utilization of surgical stabilization of rib fractures has increased considerably because the procedure has shown improved outcomes.