ORIF thoracic cage
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Bickle I, ORIF thoracic cage. Case study, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 28 May 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-50366
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3 Jan 2017
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Admitted with shortness of breath and fever. Prior chest trauma.
Age: 60 years
From the case: ORIF thoracic cage
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Extensive ORIF of the lower left thoracic cage. Other left sided rib fractures are evident. Heart size normal. Lungs clear.
This is a relatively uncommon chest x-ray finding of open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) performed on the thoracic cage.
This is typically performed following severe trauma with an unstable, perhaps flail, chest.