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How would trauma doctors heal punctured lung due to a broken rib?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: Chest tube
A punctured lung (pneumothorax) from trauma (rib fracture) is likely to cause lung collapse and blood in chest cavity (hemothorax).
1 or several chest-tubes would likely be needed to drain fluid (&blood) and re-inflate the lung using negative pressure (suction on the chest tubes). The chest tubes remain until the lung remains inflated when chest tubes are clamped.

In brief: Chest tube
A punctured lung (pneumothorax) from trauma (rib fracture) is likely to cause lung collapse and blood in chest cavity (hemothorax).
1 or several chest-tubes would likely be needed to drain fluid (&blood) and re-inflate the lung using negative pressure (suction on the chest tubes). The chest tubes remain until the lung remains inflated when chest tubes are clamped.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
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In brief: Re-Inflation
A punctured lung usually requires re-inflation of the chest cavity.

In brief: Re-Inflation
A punctured lung usually requires re-inflation of the chest cavity.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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