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Diagnosis of Flail Chest

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
Cardiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Flail chest occurs when contiguous ribs each show multiple fractures. It usually occurs after severe blunt force has been applied to the chest and often indicates significant underlying pulmonary contusion.

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