Long-term morbidity, pain, and disability after repair of severe chest wall injuries.

@article{Mayberry2009LongtermMP,
  title={Long-term morbidity, pain, and disability after repair of severe chest wall injuries.},
  author={John C. Mayberry and Andrew D. Kroeker and Laurien Ham and Richard J. Mullins and Donald D. Trunkey},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2009},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={389-94}
}
Long-term morbidity after severe chest wall injuries is common. We report our experience with acute chest wall injury repair, focusing on long-term outcomes and comparing our patients' health status with the general population. We performed a retrospective medical record review supplemented with a postal survey of long-term outcomes including the McGill Pain Questionnaire (MPQ) and RAND-36 Health Survey. RAND-36 outcomes were compared with reference values from the Medical Outcomes Study and… CONTINUE READING
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