multiple

Rib Fractures and Flail Chest

Incidence

Rib fractures Flail Chest

 

10% of all multitraumas

 

Issues

 

Alters mechanics of ventilation / causes respiratory compromise

- significant morbidity 33%

- significant mortality 12%

 

Surgical Fixation

 

Rib Fracture Plates

 

Osteochondroma

Definition

Osteochondroma Hip

 

Outgrowth of benign cartilage from bone

 

Epidemiology

 

50% of benign bone tumours

- single lesion in 90% 

 

Aetiology

 

1.  Multiple

Tumour suppressor gene

- family of tumour suppressor genes involved

- have been identified in chondrosarcomas

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