Early fixation versus conservative therapy of multiple, simple rib fractures (FixCon): protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Mathieu M. E. Wijffels, Jonne T. H. Prins, Suzanne Polinder, Taco J. Blokhuis, Erik R. De Loos, Roeland H. Den Boer, Elvira R. Flikweert, Albert F. Pull ter Gunne, Akkie N. Ringburg, W. Richard Spanjersberg, Pieter J. Van Huijstee, Gust Van Montfort, Jefrey Vermeulen, Dagmar I. Vos, Michael H. J. Verhofstad, Esther M. M. Van Lieshout*

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Original languageEnglish
Article number38
Number of pages11
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Rib fractures
  • Non-flail rib fractures
  • Operative fixation
  • Nonoperative treatment
  • Pneumonia
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Quality of life
  • RCT
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
  • FLAIL CHEST INJURIES
  • SURGICAL STABILIZATION
  • NONOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
  • OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT
  • RETAINED HEMOTHORAX
  • ELDERLY-PATIENTS
  • TRAUMA
  • WALL
  • METAANALYSIS

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Wijffels, M. M. E., Prins, J. T. H., Polinder, S., Blokhuis, T. J., De Loos, E. R., Den Boer, R. H., Flikweert, E. R., ter Gunne, A. F. P., Ringburg, A. N., Spanjersberg, W. R., Van Huijstee, P. J., Van Montfort, G., Vermeulen, J., Vos, D. I., Verhofstad, M. H. J., & Van Lieshout, E. M. M. (2019). Early fixation versus conservative therapy of multiple, simple rib fractures (FixCon): protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial. World Journal of Emergency Surgery, 14, [38]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13017-019-0258-x