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Fig. 1 | Critical Care

Fig. 1

From: Facilitating ventilator weaning through rib fixation combined with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in severe blunt chest injury with acute respiratory failure

Fig. 1

a Right side 5th to 8th rib bicortical fractures (white arrow) along with lung contusions. b VATS evacuation of hemothorax combined with localization of fractured rib (white arrow). c Fixation of fractured ribs using titanium plates with locking screws on the outer surface of ribs. d Chest X-ray after the operation

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