Handle Chest trauma causes and symptomsChest trauma is categorized as severe injury and of course needs medical emergency because it becomes serious problems.

Chest area is covered by strong cage is known as ribs. It can protect the most important organ inside like heart and respiratory system.

Most of injury will attack of ribs. So it can be mentioned as rib trauma. Many people don’t know much about chest trauma in detailed related to its cause, symptoms or how to treat it properly. Following is the medical information to answer the questions.

Below are the Causes of chest trauma:

– Vehicle accident due to street, sport and playing activities.

– Any foreign body penetration or infiltration to the chest area.

– Chest wall bruises that influences of ribs soft tissue injury.

– Ribs fracture or broken by any causes of injury like sport accident.

– Lung and heart contusions.

– Physical trauma of the chest

The symptoms of chest trauma:

– You feel pain in the chest or ribs. It can be moderate or severe feeling.

– There are difficult to breath or short of breathing.

– Painful while full inspiration.

– Bruise and have blood coughing.

– Pain if you move your chest.

– Any crunching sound from inside of your chest.

There are several diagnostic tools to check chest trauma as follows:

– The first thing is physical examination by your Doctors.

– There are early test to check your chest condition like chest or ribs x-ray, Tracheal Intubation, chest tube insertion and Mechanical ventilation.

CT-Scan is the further examination if needed.

The all tests above mentioned are to see if any abnormality inside the chest and if any fracture or dislocation after getting trauma.

How to treat chest trauma:

– Handling first for the ribs fracture that disturb of heart activity of respiratory system.

– Treat the areas that impacted the negative effects on trachea-bronchialis, oesophagus and diaphragm regions.

– Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) that related with heart disease.

Be careful about some complications related to chest trauma for examples retained foreign body, chest wall hernia, embolism, pneumonia, bronchial stricture and the others. For more information about chest problems and diagnosis can be checked in here.


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