CUMC Developing Multi-Institutional Rib Plating Study

Excellent results like those seen with Tom Deacon prompted CUMC trauma surgeons to begin developing a multi-institutional study to evaluate the surgical techniques used in chest wall reconstruction and long-term results.

Michel Wagner, MD, Juan A. Asensio, MD, and the trauma team have a combined experience of more than 80 reconstructions. The results have been very positive: fewer days on ventilation for patients, fewer days in the ICU, fewer cases of death and pneumonia, as well as faster return of function.