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Chest Injuries

Chest Injuries Overview

A chest injury can occur as the result of an accidental or deliberate penetration of a foreign object into the chest. This type of injury can also result from a blunt trauma, leading to chest wall injury (causing rib bruises, fracture, lung or heart contusions).

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Chest trauma is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in the United States.

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