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What is a chest injury?

Chest injuries are a leading cause of trauma deaths each year. Injuries to the chest may result from a wide variety of causes, such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports mishaps, and crushing or penetrating forces.

Chest injuries may involve the bones that form the chest cavity or the organs or other structures in the cavity itself.

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