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Flail chest. 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. Flail chest this video has been recorded by brig muhammad sultan muzaffar professor of surgery and principal yusra medical and dental college islamabad pakistan. Pulmonary contusionlung injuryrestricted chest wall movement associated with pain hypoxia patients with flail chest have deranged respiratory mechanics and usually require positive pressure ventilation. Af flail beater flail.

Chest n. A flail chest case study in 2016 a critically injured 60 year old farm worker presented to the emergency department at mayo clinics campus in minnesota. 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. Among other serious injuries he had a flail chest with four or five ribs in each flail segment.

The management of severe flail chest has gradually changed over years as a consequence of improved ventilatory techniques and better understanding of the pathophysiology of the complex traumatic acute respiratory failure syndrome.