Chest Wall Injury

Michael G. Caty, MD, MMM, Mauricio (Tony) A Escobar, MD, Steven R Lopushinsky, MD, MSc
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Fractures of the ribs, sternum, scapula and clavicle indicate that a significant amount of force has been applied to the thorax. Multiple rib fractures, sternal fractures and scapular fractures are highly associated with significant intrathoracic injuries.

see also Thoracic and Cardiovascular Trauma, Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Thoracic Trauma overview

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Last updated: March 19, 2018