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flail chest

fractur of 2/+ adjacent ribs in 2/+ places; allows fractured segment to move freely

paradoxical motion

movement of ribs in flail segment against direction of the rest of the chest cavity

sucking chest wound

open chest wound where air is sucked into the chest cavity


air in the chest cavity

tension pneumothorax

air enters chest cavity & is trapped


intestine/internal organ protruding through an abdominal wound

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