International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences
2022, Volume 8 Issue 3
Chest wall surgery: Chest wall plastic surgery or chest wall orthopedics
Author(s): Dr. Wenlin Wang
Abstract: Chest wall surgery is a new specialty, which comes from the traditional thoracic surgery specialty, but it has new characteristics. Because chest wall surgery must consider the appearance of chest wall, it can be regarded as chest wall plastic surgery. In addition, because every kind of chest wall disease involves the changes of the bony structures of the chest wall, it can also be regarded as chest wall orthopedics. The concepts of chest wall plastic surgery and chest wall orthopedics have injected new thinking into chest wall surgery and played a positive role in its final healthy development. This new thinking will eventually develop chest wall surgery into a completely independent clinical specialty, rather than a sub-specialty of thoracic surgery.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Wenlin Wang. Chest wall surgery: Chest wall plastic surgery or chest wall orthopedics. Int J Orthop Sci 2022;8(3):82-84. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2022.v8.i3b.3174