Restoring the Severed Breast and Chest following Seat Belt Trauma

Olivier F. Noel, Jeffrey Fornadley, John Potochny

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Summary: In this article, we presented 2 cases of rare clinical presentation of 3-point lap-diagonal seat belt injuries and provided a brief overview of the spectrum of the associated deformity and morbidity. Both of our patients presented in a delayed fashion during the subacute period at 12 and 4 months, respectively, following their traumatic seat belt injuries, which improved with surgical intervention. Ideally, these injuries should be repaired during the subacute period once any life-threatening injuries have been addressed, because seat belt-restraint injuries may otherwise lead to chronic pain, functional loss, and physical deformity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2849
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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