publication . Article . 2015

De oudere patiënt met multipele ribfracturen

Vledder, Mark; Hagenaars, Tjebbe; Verhofstad, Michiel;
Open Access Dutch; Flemish
  • Published: 24 Feb 2015
  • Country: Netherlands
markdownabstractAbstract: Rib fractures resulting from blunt thoracic trauma occur frequently in elderly persons. Although usually due to a low impact trauma mechanism (e.g., fall from standing height), rib fractures are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the elderly patient. This unfavorable clinical course is most often caused by respiratory insufficiency due to lung edema or pneumonia. This cases series presents three elderly patients who sustained multiple rib fractures and were subsequently admitted to a level I trauma center for treatment. Diagnostic challenges as well as different treatment approaches for this population are discussed....
free text keywords: Fracture, Rib, Elderly, Trauma
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