Evaluation of long-term results and quality of life in patients who underwent rib fixation with titanium devices after trauma

@article{Bille2013EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of long-term results and quality of life in patients who underwent rib fixation with titanium devices after trauma},
  author={Andrea Bille and Lawrence Okiror and Aideen M Campbell and Jason D. Simons and Tom Routledge},
  journal={General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={61},
  pages={345-349}
}
ObjectiveTo describe the long-term results, quality of life and chronic pain after chest wall fixation for traumatic rib fracture using a quality of life (QOL) score and a numeric pain score.MethodsRetrospective analysis of 10 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for rib fractures after trauma and reconstruction between October 2010 and March 2012. Chest rib fractures were fixed with titanium clips and bars or titanium plates and screws through a posterolateral thoracotomy. Pain was… CONTINUE READING
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