Editorial by article from Thomas White—“Rib fracture repair”

  title={Editorial by article from Thomas White—“Rib fracture repair”},
  author={Mirjam B. de Jong and Roderick M. Houwert and Falco Hietbrink and Karlijn Jp van Wessem and Luke P. H. Leenen},
In this current edition of Shanghai Chest , White et al . presented an overview concerning several aspects of the operative treatment of rib fractures. After a brief explanation of recent literature, they illustrated the three most common invasive approaches for rib fixation. 
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A speed measuring system of hermetic centrifuge

The experimental results show that the system can accurately calculate the real-time speed of the closed centrifuge according to the measured vibration signals, which has the advantages of high stability, detection accuracy and real- time performance.



Surgical stabilization of severe rib fractures.

The following is a description of the approach to patients with severe rib fractures; the author is currently collecting prospectively outcomes data related to this management protocol and would encourage other centers considering adoption of SSRF to do the same.

Rib fracture fixation: controversies and technical challenges.

The clinical presentations, potential indications, controversies, and technical challenges unique to rib fracture fixation are reviewed.

Stabilization of flail chest injuries: minimized approach techniques to treat the core of instability

Keeping the arm and, thus, the scapula mobile is very important for providing the largest reachable surface of the rib cage through each approach for sufficient stabilization of severe dislocated rib fractures.

Morbidity from rib fractures increases after age 45.

Potential Benefits of Rib Fracture Fixation in Patients with Flail Chest and Multiple Non-flail Rib Fractures

Patients in the multiple non-flail rib fracture operative fixation had shorter hospital stay, less pain, earlier return to normal activity, more fracture healing, less atelectasis, and fewer pulmonary infections.

Half-a-dozen ribs: the breakpoint for mortality.

Prolonged pain and disability are common after rib fractures.

Prospective randomized controlled trial of operative rib fixation in traumatic flail chest.

Rib fracture pain and disability: can we do better?

Rib fractures are a significant cause of pain and disability in patients with isolated thoracic injury and in Patients with associated extrathoracic injuries and developing new therapies to accelerate pain relief and healing would substantially improve the outcome of patients with rib fractures.

Open Fixation in Flail Chest: Review of 64 Patients

Open fixation is a successful treatment modality for traumatic flail chest and various alternatives were assessed by reviewing the records of 64 patients treated from 1991 through 2000.