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Table 4 Postoperative pulmonary function assessment

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

Category Postoperative FEV1
Conservative Treatment (N = 29) 1.43 ± 0.06
Surgical Fixation (N = 23) 1.58 ± 0.08
T or x2 value 7.73
P-value <0.001