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What is flail chest?

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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Broken ribs

Flail chest occurs when a segment of the chest wall moves independent of the rest with respiration due to multiple rib fractures.
It is usually the result of major trauma.

In brief: Broken ribs

Flail chest occurs when a segment of the chest wall moves independent of the rest with respiration due to multiple rib fractures.
It is usually the result of major trauma.
Dr. Martin Linder
Dr. Martin Linder
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Flail chest

Flail chest is defined as three or more consecutive rib fractures with 2 or more fractures in each rib.
It leads to impaired breathing.

In brief: Flail chest

Flail chest is defined as three or more consecutive rib fractures with 2 or more fractures in each rib.
It leads to impaired breathing.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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