Flail Chest Breathing on Physical Exam
74 year-old male, fallen over in the garden. Four rib fractures.  The video shows a flail chest, initially missed by non-trauma team. 
1. Mortality increases proportionally with each additional rib fracture
2. 90% of patients with multiple rib fractures have additional traumatic injuries
3. 50% of rib fractures missed by CXR, so use CT to identify also pulmonary contusion

Dr. Roberto Cosentini @rob_cosentini

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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