Reduction of rib fractures with a bioresorbable plating system: preliminary observations.

@article{Vu2008ReductionOR,
  title={Reduction of rib fractures with a bioresorbable plating system: preliminary observations.},
  author={Kim-Chi Vu and Mia E Skourtis and Xi Gong and Minhao Zhou and Wayne Ozaki and Shelley R. Winn},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={1264-9}
}
BACKGROUND Operative fixation of rib fractures can reduce morbidity and mortality. Currently, resorbable fixation devices are used in a variety of surgical procedures. METHODS A standard osteotomy was prepared in 30 New Zealand white rabbits at the 12th rib. Eighteen had surgical repair with bioresorbable plates and 12 underwent nonoperative management… CONTINUE READING