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Hi guys! I just wanna share this flail chest video I saw on youtube.

When you see the video, remember that massive flail chest occurs "due to severe blunt injury to the chest causing two-point fractures of more than four ribs

--> a segment of the chest becomes loose/flail

--> negative pressure on chest pulls the unstable segment inwards"*

--> hence the paradoxical breathing.

I hope this helps us remember smiling face

* - quoted from Schwartz


hey, thanks buddy....that was sooo cool...not for the pt as such but definetly helpful for me smiling face i have a bit of a photographic memory smiling face

nice find...thanks again!!


thx very informative


Glad to be of help smiling face


wow thanks!

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