Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1
Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Unstable Chest Wall Injuries: A Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA Surg. 2022 Sep 21.
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Two hundred and eleven patients with either a displaced rib fracture with a flail chest or non-flail chest injury with severe chest wall deformity were randomized to receive either operative treatment (n=111) or non-operative treatment (n=100). The primary outcome of this trial was the number of ventilator-free days within the first 28 days of injury. Secondary outcomes of interest included total ...
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