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Could it be possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

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Dr. Mark Soberman
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

Surgery for flail chest, when done, is usually for difficulty with ventilation.
If you are not hospitalized and acutely ill, surgery is probably unnecessary. If you have a severe deformity from the rib fractures, a thoracic surgeon can offer options to correct that.

In brief: Yes, but

Surgery for flail chest, when done, is usually for difficulty with ventilation.
If you are not hospitalized and acutely ill, surgery is probably unnecessary. If you have a severe deformity from the rib fractures, a thoracic surgeon can offer options to correct that.
Dr. Mark Soberman
Dr. Mark Soberman
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This is usually done for a symptomatic flail chest or if chest surgery needs to be done for another reason.

In brief: Yes

This is usually done for a symptomatic flail chest or if chest surgery needs to be done for another reason.
Dr. Craig Carter
Dr. Craig Carter
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