Morbidity, mortality, associated injuries, and management of traumatic rib fractures

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Frank Cheau-Feng Lin; Ruei-Yun Li; Yung-Wei Tung; Kee-Ching Jeng; Stella Chin-Shaw Tsai;

Background: Thoracic trauma is responsible for approximately 25% of trauma deaths, and rib fractures are present in as many as 40–80% of patients, and intensive care and/or ventilator support are frequently required for these patients. To identify their risk factors wou... View more
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