Prone ventilation is used to manage patients with refractory hypoxia in the critical care unit. Complex chest trauma and chest drains have been a considered relative contraindication to prone ventilation. To the best of our knowledge, it is hitherto unreported in patients having traumatic floating sternum and acute respiratory distress. We present a brief case report of a patient with floating sternum (complete disruption of sternum) managed successfully by prone position ventilation.
- mechanical ventilation
- adult intensive care
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Contributors Planning: AKS, ST. Conduct: AKS, ST, SKS. Reporting: AKS. Conception and design: AKS, ST, SKS. Acquisition of data: SKS. Analysis and interpretation of data: AKS, ST. Manuscript: AKS. Review of Manuscript-ST.
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Competing interests None declared.
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