Four Columns of the Thorax: Operative Decision-Making in the Setting of Complete Bony Instability.

Journal Article

Thoracic skeletal injury is a common outcome of motor vehicle accidents. Skeletal reconstruction is guided by anatomic and physiologic variables dictated by the injury complex. Here we describe a report of a patient who sustained complex trauma to the thorax leading to complete thoracic dissociation. Clinical and operative decision-making is discussed to inform the reader of a proposed ordered protocol and considerations for operative intervention and reconstruction.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lebhar, MS; Anastasio, A; Fernandez-Moure, JS; Shiroff, A

Published Date

  • February 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 111 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e101 - e103

PubMed ID

  • 32679094

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.094


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands