Associated injuries in traumatic sternal fractures: a review of the National Trauma Data Bank.

@article{Oyetunji2013AssociatedII,
  title={Associated injuries in traumatic sternal fractures: a review of the National Trauma Data Bank.},
  author={Tolulope A. Oyetunji and Hope T. Jackson and Augustine C Obirieze and Danier A Moore and Marc J Branche and Wendy Ricketts Greene and E. C. Eblison ’ D. G. Cornwell and Suryanarayana M. Siram},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 7},
  pages={702-5}
}
Sternal fractures occur infrequently with blunt force trauma. The demographics and epidemiology of associated injuries have not been well characterized from a national trauma database. The National Trauma Data Bank was queried for patients with closed sternal fractures. The demographics were analyzed by age, gender, mechanism and indicators of anatomic and physiologic injuries. Types of commonly associated injuries were also determined. A total of 23,985 records were analyzed. Males accounted… CONTINUE READING
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