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Surgical Rib Fixation

Surgical Rib Fixation (SRF) can help you recover from rib fracture and allow you to get back to your daily activities.

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Overview

Fractured ribs, also referred to as broken or cracked ribs, are common in blunt chest wall trauma from motor vehicle accidents and falls, as well as injuries from recreational activities, such as cycling and horseback riding.

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Recovery & Rehabilitation

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Recovery

In a 16-month survey based on 50 patients treated with MatrixRIB Fixation System:4

  • 84% of patients reported no pain and that the discomfort was completely gone by about 5.4 weeks after discharge.
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Post-Surgery

In a 16-month survey based on 50 patients treated with MatrixRIB Fixation System:4

  • Of patients who were employed at the time of injury, 33 of 36 (92%) patients returned to work at the same job that they performed pre-injury.
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Support

In a 16-month survey based on 50 patients treated with MatrixRIB Fixation System:4

  • 94% stated that they would recommend the MatrixRIB Fixation System to friends and family if they suffered significant rib fracture injuries.

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Rib Fixation: Getting Back Into the Race
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References

1. Leinicke JA, Elmore L, Freeman BD, Colditz GA. Operative management of rib fractures in the setting of flail chest: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg. 2013;258(6):914-21.
2. Slobogean GP, MacPherson CA, Sun T, Pelletier ME, Hameed SM. Surgical fixation vs non-operative management of flail chest: a meta-analysis. J Am Coll Surg. 2013;216(2):302-11.
3. Pieracci FM, LinY, Rodil M, Snyder M, Herbert B, Tran DK, Stoval RT, Johnson JL, Biffl WL, Barnett CC, Cothren- Burlew C, Fox C, Jurkovich, GJ, Moore EE. A prospective, controlled clinical evaluation of surgical stabilization of severe rib fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Feb; 80(2): 187-94.
4. Majercik S, Cannon Q, Granger SR, Vanboerum DH, White TW. Long-term patient outcomes after surgical stabilization of rib fractures. Am J Surg. 2014;208(1):88-92.

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