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ISSN: 2643-6760

Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

Case Report(ISSN: 2643-6760)

Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures: Emerging Indications

Volume 2 - Issue 3

Debabrata Kumar1, Samundeeswari S2, Lalita Ghosh3, Humayun Ali Shah4, Suman Das5, Saseendar S6*

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    • 1 Department of Orthopaedics, Belle Vue Clinic, Kolkata, India
    • 2 Department of Orthopaedics, SMVMCH, Pondicherry, India
    • 3 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharanya Hospital, Burdwan, India
    • 4 Department of Orthopaedics, Sanjiban Hospital, Howrah, India
    • 5 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ramkrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan , Kolkata, India
    • 6 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Apollo Hospital, Muscat, Oman

    *Corresponding author: Saseendar S, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, India

Received: February 12, 2019;   Published: February 27, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2019.02.000138

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Introduction: Rib fractures are a common injury after road traffic accidents. While most simple rib fractures heal well, multiple rib fractures may result in acute life-threatening complications or chronic disability and work loss. Though surgical fixation of rib fractures has most commonly been restricted to multiple rib fractures with flail chest, there has been a recent interest in fixation of multiple rib fractures with chest deformity to preclude chronic disability and loss of work.

Case Report: We report the case of a 34 year male with multiple rib fracture and chest deformity due to multiple, displaced fractures of 3rd to 10th ribs on the left side. He was treated with open reduction and internation fixation of ribs with 2.4mm titanium reconstruction plates and screws. The emerging indications of rib fracture fixation, as seen in this patient, are discussed.

Conclusion: Longer duration of hospital stays and delay in returning to normal life result in poor quality of life and add to direct and indirect treatment expenses. A case-based approach is essential in the decision-making for surgical fixation of multiple displaced rib fractures.

Keywords: Rib Fractures; Fracture Fixation; Chest Deformity

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