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Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie Za Zhi. 2011 Mar;35(2):147-8, 151.

[Internal fixation treatment of multiple rib fractures with absorbable rib-connecting-pins under epidural anesthesia].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, PLA First Hospital, Lanzhou 730000, Gansu, China. ljl.lz@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the indications, methods and experience of absorbable rib-connecting-pins fixation in the treatment of multiple rib fractures.

METHOD:

52 cases with multiple rib fractures were performed internal fixation with absorbable rib-connecting-pins under epidural anesthesia.

RESULTS:

All cases were followed up for 1 to 12 months, with an average of 5 months. All fractures were achieved healing in 3 to 6 months after the operation and were not found chest wall deformity.

CONCLUSIONS:

Absorbable rib-connecting-pins fixation is a simple and effective method and worthies recommending to perform operation for the appropriate cases with multiple rib fractures.

PMID:
21706805
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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