Chest Wall Injury
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
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Last updated: November 2, 2020
Lopushinsky, Steven R. "Chest Wall Injury." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2020. Pediatric Surgery Library, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829102/all/Chest_Wall_Injury.
Lopushinsky SR. Chest Wall Injury. In: Hirschl RR, Powell DD, Waldhausen JJ, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2020. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829102/all/Chest_Wall_Injury. Accessed May 29, 2023.
Lopushinsky, S. R. (2020). Chest Wall Injury. In Hirschl, R., Powell, D., & Waldhausen, J. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829102/all/Chest_Wall_Injury
Lopushinsky SR. Chest Wall Injury [Internet]. In: Hirschl RR, Powell DD, Waldhausen JJ, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2020. [cited 2023 May 29]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829102/all/Chest_Wall_Injury.
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