Rib Fracture Fixation, a new Era in Treatment of Chest Trauma in Albania
AJTES Vol 4, No 2, July 2020
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Rib fractures
Chest wall

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ÇAUSHI, F. (2020). Rib Fracture Fixation, a new Era in Treatment of Chest Trauma in Albania. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 4(2), 715-719. https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v4i2.96


Rib fractures are a consequence of the forces of various arthritis that the chest wall and the thoracic cage itself undergo, and are most often due to closed injuries (eg, motor vehicle collision, falls from height, and Hits with strong objects ..), but penetrating injuries (eg, wounds with sharp tools, gunshot injuries ...) can also result in rib fractures. Non-operative treatment is based on pain control and pulmonary support, which mainly aim to avoid the need for intubation, which is associated with increased levels of pulmonary disorders until death.

For patients who continue to have acute pain or instability of the chest wall (eg, flail chest), each of which impedes pulmonary function despite maximal medical therapy, or those with non-consolidating rib fractures and causing pain in the persistence and impairment of pulmonary function, surgicaly stabilization of fractured ribs, also known as osteosynthesis, are now well-known procedures that improve the quality of treatment of the traumatized patient.

The thoracic wall injury association has been established to better study all aspects related to the consequences, diagnosis and treatment of thoracic wall injuries [1].

Indications for osteosynthesis, patient preparation, operative technique for stabilizing fractured ribs and the results are quite significant.

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