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Multidisciplinary Approach to Lifesaving Measures in the Elderly Individuals With Flail Chest Injury With ORIF of Rib Fractures: A Report of 2 Cases.

Research paper by Michael M Zegg, Christian C Kammerlander, Stefan S Schmid, Tobias T Roth, Ursula U Kammerlander-Knauer, Markus M Gosch, Thomas J TJ Luger

Indexed on: 10 Apr '13Published on: 10 Apr '13Published in: Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation



Abstract

In this case report, we present 2 cases of flail chest in geriatric patients after severe blunt chest trauma, which were treated at the University Hospital Innsbruck (Level I Trauma Center and Tyrolean Geriatric Fracture Center) by a multidisciplinary team of physicians from anesthesia, intensive care, trauma surgery, and acute geriatrics. We want to point out the benefit of a multidisciplinary approach in geriatric patients with flail chest.