Long-term follow-up of patients with operative stabilisation of a flail chest.

@article{Mouton1997LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of patients with operative stabilisation of a flail chest.},
  author={Wolfgang Mouton and Didier Lardinois and M. Furrer and Bruno Regli and Hans Beat Ris},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={242-4}
}
The outcome is reported of patients after external chest wall stabilisation for respiratory insufficiency due to a traumatic flail chest. Since 1990, all patients with a flail chest causing respiratory insufficiency despite peridural analgesia and without further reason for prolonged mechanical ventilation underwent osteosynthesis of the chest wall using the AO-technique with 3.5 mm thick reconstruction plates, and were prospectively followed-up by use of clinical and radiological evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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