栗山 桂一
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Medical Center East), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Case report
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Surgical fixation using rib stabilizers for flail chest injuries of elderly patients: case reports
Journal Formal name:Journal of Trauma and Emergency Care
Abbreviation:J Trauma and Emergency Care
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 2(2),1-4頁
Author and coauthor Tomohisa Shoko†*, Yoshizumi Deguchi, Keiichi Kuriyama
Publication date 2017/03
Summary We performed surgical fixation for flail chest injury in three elderly patients between 2014 and 2016. As surgical procedures using locked plates take a long time and are unsuitable for the thin rib bones in elderly patients, we used titanium rib stabilizers. The fixation procedure for rib stabilizers is very simple and useful for thin bones and comminuted fractures. In all three cases, the patient was extubated within 3 days postoperatively and hospitalized without pneumonia. Two patients were
discharged without complications, while one patient died of pulmonary embolism 3 months postoperatively.
DOI 10.1576/TEC.1000126