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Table 6 Frequency of injuries (% are rounded up if above 1%)

From: Predictors of poor outcomes after significant chest trauma in multiply injured patients: a retrospective analysis from the German Trauma Registry (Trauma Register DGU®)

Injury n = (% of patients)
Lung contusion 10864 (48%)
Pneumothorax 8878 (39%)
Rib fractures 7794 (35%)
Hemothorax 6223 (28%)
Flail chest 3681 (16%)
Lung laceration 2644 (12%)
Sternal fracture 1947 (8%)
Thoracic vessel injuries 633 (3%)
Cardiac injury 171 (0.8%)
  1. The relative frequencies of the respective injuries have been investigated in the overall study population and the result is shown in Table 6.