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Possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Surgery for flail chest is controversial.
..It's an old idea that fell out of favor but is being used more frequently in recent years.

In brief: Yes

Surgery for flail chest is controversial.
..It's an old idea that fell out of favor but is being used more frequently in recent years.
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes.

This is a surgery that is performed at select trauma centers around the world.
The need for it must outweigh the risks and negatives, and you should seek someone who is experience at this surgery. You can look at youtube for an example of this procedure - search drbentaylor and flail chest or rib fracture.

In brief: Yes.

This is a surgery that is performed at select trauma centers around the world.
The need for it must outweigh the risks and negatives, and you should seek someone who is experience at this surgery. You can look at youtube for an example of this procedure - search drbentaylor and flail chest or rib fracture.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. Richard Nguyen
Bariatrics

In brief: Yes

There are rib plating techniques for repairing broken ribs that are flailed.

In brief: Yes

There are rib plating techniques for repairing broken ribs that are flailed.
Dr. Richard Nguyen
Dr. Richard Nguyen
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