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Maintenance of chest wall stability: a further report
  1. B. T. Le Roux,
  2. P. Stemmler
  1. The Thoracic Unit, Wentworth Hospital, Durban
  2. Department of Surgery, University of Natal


    The need to maintain stability of the chest wall with stainless steel strips in three unusual sets of circumstances is explained. That `flail' chest is not synonymous with `stove-in' chest is made clear.

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