J Surg Res 2021 Apr 7;264:222-229. Epub 2021 Apr 7.
Department of General Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; Trauma Service, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia; Discipline of Surgery, Westmead Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australia. Electronic address:
Background: Randomized controlled trials have demonstrated that surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) in selected trauma patients is associated with potential benefits. This study evaluates the real-world outcomes of SSRF since its implementation at Westmead Hospital, Australia. We hypothesize these outcomes to be similar to that reported by best-evidence in the literature. Read More