What is seen in a client with a flail chest?


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- Affected side goes down with inspiration and up with expiration.

- A sucking chest wound.

- Hyperresonance on auscultation.

- Rhonchi heard on auscultation.


In a flail chest, the affected side goes down with inspiration and up with expiration. There is usually no sucking chest wound and there can be various lung sounds heard that are nonspecific for flail chest.

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