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Volume:9 Issue:10 Number:25 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #12472
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

OTA 2020: Comparing Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Acute, Unstable Chest Wall Injuries

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OrthoEvidence. OTA 2020: Comparing Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Acute, Unstable Chest Wall Injuries. ACE Report. 2020;9(10):25. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12472

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General Health Outcomes for Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute, Unstable Chest Wall Injuries: Results from a Previous Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: C Schemitsch A Nauth M McKee E Schemitsch M Vicente R Jenkinson H Kreder N Dehghan

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This ACE Report is a summary of a conference presentation or abstract. The information provided has limited the ability to provide an accurate assessment of the risk of bias or the overall quality. Please interpret the results with caution as trials may be in progress and select results may have been presented.


A total of 207 patients with a flail chest injury or severe chest wall deformity were randomized to receive surgical fixation (n=107) or the non-operative management (n=99). The outcomes of interest were the Short Form 36 (SF-36) Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores, assessed at 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months follow-up. The results...

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