Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery is published 12 times per year by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in two volumes beginning in January and July. Content focuses specifically on traumatic injuries giving the reader hands-on coverage of this fast-growing specialty. Articles cover everything from the nature of the injury to the effects of new drug therapies...from recommendations for more effective surgical approaches to the latest laboratory findings.

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Surgery

Bend and snap: New interventions for rib fractures

When an arm snaps, a leg cracks or a wrist twists, physicians set the bone to ensure it heals properly and with as little discomfort to the patient as possible. But the same cannot be said for most rib fractures.