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2021 Jul 16

ANZ J Surg

Outcomes of rib fractures in the geriatric population: A 5-year retrospective, single-institution, Australian study.



Surgical rib fixation in the general population can decrease morbidity, including length of stay and ventilator days. Elderly rib fractures convey high rates of morbidity and mortality, and it is unclear whether this population benefits from operative management.