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UPSC CMS 2012 Mcq Of The Day

Question: A truck driver hit his chest against the steering wheel and sustained multiple rib fractures. His vitals are stablel however, the injured side of the chest shows paradoxical movement. The chest X-ray shows no evidence of haemothorax or pneumothorax but there is a large pulmonary contusion. The most appropriate treatment will be ?
A) Tracheostomy, mechanical ventilation and positive end-expiratory pressure ventilation
B) Stabilisation of fractured ribs with towel clips
C) Immediate operative stabilisation
D) Insertion of an intrathoracic drain