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PEER-REVIEWED HIGHLIGHTS ORTHOPAEDICS PEER-REVIEWED HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting October 15-18, 2014 Tampa, Florida IN THIS ISSUE Current Indications for Rib Fracture Fixation in Unstable Chest Wall Injuries A flail chest injury occurs when a segment of the thoracic cage is separated from the rest of the chest wall. Such injuries are associated with severe pulmonary restriction; they generally require intubation and mechanical ventilation; and they are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Niloofar Dehghan, MD, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, presented the results of a retrospective analysis of data from the National Trauma Databank of North America that examined outcomes in 3467 patients admitted to a trauma center with a flail chest injury from 2007 to 2009. See page 24. ALSO Treating Articular Pathologies Clinical Trial Highlights Damage Control Orthopaedics

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