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to swing about or strike at wildly

to beat (plants) with a machine or by hand to separate the grain from the straw

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an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end

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move like a flail

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7) In flail chest, a negative force is generated beneath the flail segment during inspiration, resulting in the segment being pulled inward by the negative intrathoracic pressure.
Respiratory compromise may occur either from the alteration in pulmonary dynamics related to the flail segment or associated trauma to the underlying pulmonary parenchyma.
7,10,17,18) More recently, a third option has been offered that includes surgical stabilization of the flail segment with internal fixation, which may result in a shorter duration of mechanical ventilation and decreased hospital stay, although there are no reports of the use of this technique in infants and children (15,19) The most widely accepted approach today remains conservative management with mechanical ventilation reserved for patients with pulmonary insufficiency or failure after adequate analgesia.
Respiratory compromise associated with a flail chest may occur either from the alteration in pulmonary dynamics related to the flail segment or associated trauma to the underlying pulmonary parenchyma.