Rib Fixation Surgery

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Chest Wall Injury Society is partnering with the Panamerican Trauma Society to host a precourse for the XXXI Congress of the Panamerican Trauma, Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Society in Cartagena, Colombia.  The full Congress is Tuesday, August 14 through Friday, August 17, 2018.


This one-day workshop will include didactic lectures in the morning - and then interactive hands-on simulation sessions in the afternoon with highly experienced faculty from the Chest Wall Injury Society.

We look forward to your participation and will be able to accommodate many for the morning lectures.  However, space is limited in the hands-on session in the afternoon, so please register to confirm your participation early if desired.


The workshop has been developed to update participants on the management of thoracic trauma causing rib fractures and its complications. Participants will learn about modern surgical techniques for thoracic stabilization by rib fixation surgery from an outstanding faculty through both didactic and hands-on patient simulation sessions.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Select appropriate candidates for surgical treatment
  • Work within the thoracic anatomy as applicable to rib fracture fixation
  • Exhibit proficiency in advanced approaches
  • Demonstrate approved technique for utilization of the manufactured hardware.


Garcia, D

Diogo F. V. Garcia, MD, FACS

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Graciela Bauza, MD


Julio Trostchansky, MD

Lottenberg. Summit 2018

Lawrence Lottenberg, MD, FACS


Mauricio Velasquez, MD

Patrick P. Greiffenstein, MD, FACS

Patrick Greiffenstein, MD, FACS


SarahAnn S. Whitbeck, MBA, CHCP

SarahAnn S. Whitbeck, MBA, CHCP


White. Summit 2018

Thomas W. White, MD, FACS