Skip to main content

Table 3 Treatment outcome of patients in two groups

From: Management of patients with flail chest by surgical fixation using claw-type titanium plate

Category ICU stay (day) Mechanical Ventilation (n/%) Mechanical ventilator time (day) Respiratory Complications (n/%) Chest deformity (n/%) Death (n)
Conservative Treatment (N = 29) 14.2 ± 6.5 24(82.76 %) 13 ± 7.6 22(75.86) 12(41.38 %) 0
Surgical Fixation (N = 23) 5.5 ± 6.4 11(47.83 %) 4.1 ± 6.1 7(30.43) 0 0
T or x2 value 4.826 7.113 4.567 10.731 12.372 -
P-value <0.05 <0.01 <0.01 <0.005 <0.005 -
  1. Intensive care unit, ICU