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Volume:45 Issue:1 Number:5 ISSN#:2564-2537
ACE Report #13652
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

COA2021: Operative & Non-Operative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries

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OrthoEvidence. COA2021: Operative & Non-Operative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries. ACE Report. 2021;45(1):5. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/13652

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

General Health Outcomes for Operative Versus Non-Operative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries: Results From a Previous Randomized Controlled Trial


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

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Two hundred and seven patients with acute, unstable chest wall injuries were randomized to receive operative treatment (n=108) or non-operative treatment (n=99). The outcomes of interest included general health outcomes measured via the mental and physical component summaries (MCS; PCS) of the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, assessed at 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 mon...

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