Rib fracture stabilization demonstration

Rib fracture stabilization demonstration

Brian D. Kim, M.D., a trauma surgeon and adult trauma medical director at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, demonstrates rib stabilization in a patient with fractured ribs 5 and 6. The video presents the following steps:

  • Preoperative imaging
  • Incision
  • Exposure
  • Fracture reduction
  •  Fixation with plates and screws
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Pain control and closure
  • Postoperative chest X-ray

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