publication . Thesis . Other literature type . 2017

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Marasco, Silvana;
  • Published: 16 Feb 2017
Traumatic rib fracture injuries are being seen with increasing frequency in the hospital setting. They are often associated with other severe injuries and frequently require admission. The most severe form of rib fracture injury, flail chest, has a mortality of up to 33%. Rib fracture injuries have also been associated with chronic pain, malunion, deformity, disability and poor quality of life. Despite this, the standard of management for rib fracture injuries was, and in most hospitals remains, conservative management with ventilator support and analgesia where required. This thesis outlines the rising incidence and quality of life issues that occur in patients...
Medical Subject Headings: musculoskeletal diseasesmusculoskeletal system
free text keywords: Uncategorized, rib fixation surgery, 1959.1/980532, rib fracture injuries, thesis(doctorate), monash:130698, flail chest, ethesis-20140917-084318, 2014, restricted access
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