Structural integrity of intramedullary rib fixation using a single bioresorbable screw

Silvana Marasco, Petar Liovic, Ilija D Sutalo

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Operative management of flail chest injury is receiving increasing interest. However, we have noticed in our own practice the difficulty in achieving reliable results with posterior rib fracture fixation. In this article, we analyze and model the physiologic forces acting on posterior rib fractures and assess the suitability of an intramedullary screw fixation technique in this site.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668 - 673
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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