Functional results of a new screwless fixation device for rib fractures in patients with flail chest

T. Strauss, H. Hoffmann, N. Kawel, M. Siegemund, M. Tamm & D. Lardinois
Background: Selected patients with severe antero-lateral flail chest and impaired respiratory function who should recover quickly have an indication for operative stabilisation of the ribs. This is a prospective study of chest wall integrity and pulmonary function in these patients who underwent chest[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]