Sanjay Shah1*, Vineet Rajput1 and Shivali Kakadiya2
Department of Emergency, Apollo International Hospital, IndiaFulltext PDF
Chest wall trauma is common worldwide. The majority of cases are a result of blunt mechanisms in India. Among these injuries, rib fractures are considered the most frequent type of clinically significant blunt thoracic trauma and are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Despite a large number of cases annually, there are no internationally recognized guidelines for rib fracture treatment yet. This controversy in treatment options can be attributed to the lack of highlevel convincing clinical research that confirms the benefits of surgical fixation over conservative treatment measures. Despite these developments, so far multiple clinical studies are required to prove the superiority of one system over another. In this article, we would like to share our experience in this field including indications for surgical rib fixation and advantages of such procedures in complex chest trauma.
Rib fractures; Rib fixation; Chest injury; Pulmonary contusion
Shah S, Rajput V, Kakadiya S. Surgical Fixation of Bilateral Multiple Rib Fractures in a Case of Bilateral Complex Chest Injury. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2021; 6: 2060..