What is the surgical stabilization of rib fractures?
Surgical treatment for a fractured or broken rib is often referred to as Surgical Stabilization of Rib Fractures (SSRF). This method uses titanium plates to stabilize rib bones as they heal by holding the ribs in place. It has shown to be a potentially more effective method for rib fracture management than non-surgical conservative treatments.1
Zimmer Biomet currently offers two treatment options for patients that need rib fixation: