Technique for repair of fractures and separations involving the cartilaginous portions of the anterior chest wall

Stephanie L. Bonne, Isaiah R. Turnbull, Robert E. Southard

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Abstract

Internal fixation of the ribs has been shown in numerous studies to decrease complications following traumatic rib fractures. Anterior injuries to the chest wall causing cartilaginous fractures, although rare, can cause significant disability and can lead to a variety of complications and, therefore, pose a unique clinical problem. Here, we report the surgical technique used for four patients with internal fixation of injuries to the cartilaginous portions of the chest wall treated at our center. All patients had excellent clinical outcomes and reported improvement in symptoms, with no associated complications. Patients who have injuries to the anterior portions of the chest wall should be considered for internal fixation of the chest wall when the injuries are severe and can lead to clinical disability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e199-e204
JournalCHEST
Volume147
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

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