All of the sternal fractures showed sufficient consolidation without any sign of secondary dislocation or spontaneous collapse of the anterior chest wall following the osteosynthesis. Flexion-compression injury of the sternum.
This study does not include research involving human participants or animals. The one patient who showed complete paraplegia could be rehabilitated to a self-determined in independent mobilization in a wheel chair.
This necessitates to be aware of the different types of instability in a vertebral fracture.
Fractures of the upper transthoracic cage. A retrospective analysis was carried out on the patients taken to our level I trauma center in the period from November to October
Fixation of the sternum Along the lines of the vertebral fractures, the sternal fractures were checked for any displacement and instability as well. Ribs left; transverse and spinous processes Th; pneumothorax; haemothorax.
For this reason none of the patients complained about any pain during the follow up.
Patient 4 remained paraplegic but he became able to move to a wheel chair and to drive it independently.