Long-term patient outcomes after surgical stabilization of rib fractures.

  title={Long-term patient outcomes after surgical stabilization of rib fractures.},
  author={Sarah D Majercik and Quinn Cannon and Steven R. Granger and Don H VanBoerum and Thomas W. White},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={208 1},
BACKGROUND Rib fractures are common, and can be disabling. Recently, there has been increased interest in surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF). It is difficult to define long-term benefits of the procedure. This is a descriptive study of patient outcomes after SSRF. METHODS SSRF patients between April 2010 and August 2012 at a Level I trauma center were identified. Data were collected from the medical records. A telephone survey asking about pain, satisfaction, and employment was… CONTINUE READING
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