Rib Fracture Fixation

Mr Ian Sinha is the Clinical Lead for Rib fracture fixation at the North West London Major Trauma Centre. He introduced this innovative surgery to the unit and is the only surgeon regularly performing this procedure in North West and Central London.

As well as the surgical procedure, Ian also developed the Rib fracture pathway for the North West London Major Trauma Centre- which provides a guide for the multidisciplinary team in the management of patients admitted with multiple rib fractures. This includes guidance on appropriate analgesia, the role of neuraxial analgesia and guidance on those who should be referred to him for consideration of surgery.

This pathway has demonstrated a reduction in hospital acquired pneumonia rates in a prospective audit.

In January 2016 he was the senior author on a prize winning presentation at the Emergency Surgery Meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine discussing the role of SSVT 3D CT in the pre-operative planning for rib fracture fixation surgery.

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