Flail chest

Medical Definition of Flail chest

Flail chest: A condition that occurs when enough ribs are broken (usually from a crush injury) to compromise the rigidity of the chest wall. On inspiration, the chest wall moves inward instead of outward, and it does the opposite on expiration.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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