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Surgical Approaches for Rib Fracture Fixation.
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PMID:  23287754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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SUMMARY: Operative management of thoracic injuries is an increasingly accepted technique, with multiple reports of improved patient outcomes as compared to nonoperative treatment. Despite the evolving support of rib fracture fixation, descriptions of surgical approaches and tactics remain limited. We present this information to allow surgeons to begin or improve treatment of these injuries. In addition, we present the initial treatment results of a series of 21 patients treated with the approaches described within.
Authors:
Benjamin C Taylor; Bruce G French; T Ty Fowler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic trauma     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Trauma     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807705     Medline TA:  J Orthop Trauma     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA 2Chair of Surgery, Director of Orthopedic Trauma, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA 3Director of Orthopedic Trauma, Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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