Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Purpose: The aim of this systematic review was to provide an overview of the incidence of combined clavicle and rib fractures and the association between these two injuries.
Methods: A systematic literature search was performed in the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL databases on the 14 of August 2020. Outcome measures were incidence, hospital length of stay (HLOS), intensive care unit admission and length of stay (ILOS), duration of mechanical ventilation (DMV), mortality, chest tube duration, Constant-Murley score, union and complications. Read More