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Flail Chest

Flail chest complicates about 10 to 20 of patients with blunt chest trauma and is associated with a mortality rate ranging from 10 to 35 1 4.

Flail chest. Pulmonary contusionlung injuryrestricted chest wall movement associated with pain hypoxia patients with flail chest have deranged respiratory mechanics and usually require positive pressure ventilation. Flail chest ards 5. Flail chest is a life threatening medical condition that occurs when a segment of the rib cage breaks due to trauma and becomes detached from the rest of the chest wall. Flail chestflail chestflail chest flail n.

Flail chest this video has been recorded by brig muhammad sultan muzaffar professor of surgery and principal yusra medical and dental college islamabad pakistan. Two of the symptoms of flail chest are chest pain and shortness of breath1 it occurs when multiple adjacent ribs are broken in multiple places separating a segment so a. Chest n. Af flail beater flail.

Among other serious injuries he had a flail chest with four or five ribs in each flail segment.