Flail Chest Repair

A Flail chest is a life-threatening medical condition that occurs when a segment of the rib cage breaks under extreme stress and becomes detached from the rest of the chest wall.

It occurs when multiple adjacent ribs are broken in multiple places, separating a segment, so a part of the chest wall moves independently.

Surgery to fix or reconnect the broken rib pieces with metal plates may be required.

Flail

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Flail Chest Fix

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