How many days of ventilatory support are anticipated for a patient with a flail chest to allow sufficient time for bone healing?


#1

a. 3 to 5 days
b. 5 to 10 days
c. 12 to 15 days
d. 18 to 21 days


#2

B
Although full bone healing will not be complete, 5 to 10 days of ventilatory support should allow sufficient healing of the flail area.


#3

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