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Flail chest

Fracture of two or more adjacent ribs in two or more places that allows for free movement of the fractured segment

Paradoxical motion

Movement of ribs in a flail segment that is opposite to the direction of movement of the rest of the chest cavity.

sucking chest wound

An open chest wound in which air is sucking into the chest cavity

Pneumothorax

Air in the chest cavity

Tension pneumothorax

A type of pneumothorax in which air that enters the chest cavity is prevented from escaping.

Pneumo

Air

Hemo

Blood

Hemothorax

Is a condition in which the chest cavity fills with blood

Hemopneumothorax

The chest cavity filled with blood and air

Cardiac tamponade

When an injury to the heart causes blood to flow into the surrounding pericardial sac.


Signs are distended neck veins, signs of shock, and narrowed blood pulse pressure

traumatic asphyxia

Compression of the chest causing pressure on the heart and lungs, forcing blood out of the right atrium up to the jugular veins and neck.


Signs are jugular vein distention, bulging eyes,