James H. Wood

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Thoracic trauma

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Thoracic Injuries occur in 8% of children who have sustained major trauma, with motor vehicle crashes and accidental injury (e.g., falls) accounting for most. Penetrating trauma comprises a small but growing portion of pediatric chest trauma. Although the pliability of the pediatric chest wall predisposes children to intrathoracic…

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