Medical Challenges

Rib Fractures With Flail Chest and ORIF Coding Challenge
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Rib Fractures With Flail Chest and ORIF Coding Challenge

The Coding Challenge Question: A 35-year-old female was brought into the ED with severe chest pain and difficulty breathing after being involved in an automobile accident. The patient was the driver of a car that collided with another vehicle on the interstate highway. She sustained multiple comminuted and displaced rib fractures on the right side…