Flail chest

What is Flail chest?

A flail chest occurs when a segment of the thoracic wall becomes unattached from the rest of the chest wall.It occurs when multiple adjacent ribs are broken in multiple places, separating a segment, so a part of the chest wall moves independently.

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Hello, I was punched in the middle of my chest several times two dsya go. The punches weren t enough to bother me at all, but a day later I found...

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Trauma causes soft tissue injury or muscular spasm to the area and it getting pain when you use the muscle like in...

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Hi, I have a sharp pain in my back in between my shoulder blades. my chest feel tight & sore. It is very hard to get a good deep breath because of...

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The trauma over the chest can be the reason for the pain which you are describing. Injury in case of chest trauma depends on the intensity of...

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Hello Im complaining of rib pain. i was sprinting in P.E class and decided to overpower myself ,then i lost balance and fell on my chest and skided...

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Thanks for your query.

Your words suggest you are having chest pain after hurting it ... There might be rib fracture or it might be just...

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