The common types of chest injuries are damaged blood vessels, organ contusion or laceration, pneumothorax, haemothorax and rib fractures.
3) Pneumothorax refers to the abnormal collection of air within the space of the lungs. Some may be severe and causes the lungs to collapse.
4) Haemothorax refers to the abnormal collection of blood within the space of the lungs.
5) Rib fractures refers to broken bones of the ribs. Fractures can be single, multiple or can result in flail chest. Flail chest occurs when three or more ribs are each broken in more than one place, resulting in floating ribs.