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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
It can hurt: Most rob fractures require relative rest , ice and nsaids. Significantly painful rob fractures may require stronger pain medications. Rib fractures ma ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Conservative: Rib fractures are most of the time treated conservatively with over the counter pain meds and reducing intensity of physical activities. Follow up is ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
34 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Pain management: Majority of rib fx will heal with time and pain management. Extremely rare to need any surgical intervention. Those cases are usually markedly displ ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Severe pain: Severe usually sharp pain of the chest wall increasing with movements, other conditions can cause that as well, so the only way to be sure is to have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yep, I bet it does: Most heal without surgery without resulting in significant residual pain and/or dysfunction. If the doctor is concerned that it won't heal without sur ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain swelling &: Pain swelling and deformity at the level of the injured metacarpal.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another poss ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Biscuit pack opening: Similar to image of a container of pre-made biscuits being opened, a spiral fracture basically unravels as it breaks commonly due to the rotatory forc ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kovatis
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain with breathing: 1) pain when sneezing coughing, laughing, going to the bathroom, twisting, getting dressed, pain with breathing. 2) note - many other things can m ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
It's possible: it could've change your mechanics of the way you use your shoulder. Another thought is that whatever caused the accident and the rib fractures could ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
Pain: Pain to touch, pain with movement, pain with deep inspiration, coughing, sneezing. Can even have radiating pain (for e.g., pain in the mid back).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Be careful: Be careful, take it easy, avoid situations where you can reinjure them, and let them heal.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Cartilage or bone: You should have this evaluated with x-ray and bone scan to help determine if an excisional biopsy is indicated.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
General diet : But supplement vitd at 1000iu/25 # body wt per day this will help somewhat.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on 1) which metacarpal and 2) the degree of displacement involving the angulation, rotation and shortening. You must be evaluated by an orthop ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: I am unaware of any study linking the two.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hip Fracture: Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture may include: inability to move immediately after a fall severe pain in your hip or groin inability to put weig ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience in Urgent Care
A primary healing: usually takes 6 weeks, and then it continues to mold and get more strength. It also depends upon your overall health and immunity state. And your calc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience in Sports Medicine
Rib Fractures: Physical exam is the first thing that needs to be done. A good chest xray will usually pick up rib fractures. Rarely is a more advanced imaging neces ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Lisecki
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Could be many things: Depends on exact location, groin or outside of hip? Sharp pain that does not go away for while could be muscle pull but if it lasts > 3 weeks nee ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Rib fracture: Most rob fractures require relative rest , ice and nsaids. Significantly painful rob fractures may require stronger pain medications. Rib fractures ma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a su ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Any trauma can cause it accidental or otherwise.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Follow up: While an avulsion fracture usually heals well on its own with time, if you are still having stiffness two months out, you need to follow up with a han ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me understad: The sling they use to treat the fracture(brace) that could cause swelling some time but it will get better with time , you could also make it comforta ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelvin Barry
16 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: If excess pressure or tension is applied to area of fracture
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Haffner
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A fall: The most common cause of a broken wrist is a fall onto your outstretched hand.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Kayvanfar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
See orthopedic surg: Please see an orthopedic surgeon. Most likely need to be on crutches for a number of weeks. May need to wear a cast or boot as well. Some taler fr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: In most cases, broken ribs heal on their own in one or two months. Adequate pain control is important, so you can continue to breathe deeply and avoid ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience in Podiatry
Non-union: May require surgery with internal fixation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Enna
19 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
23 years experience in Hand Surgery
Gradual: Rib fractures heal in about 6-8 weeks. Therapy is geared towards restoring mobility and strengthening muscles between and around the ribs. Therapy s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Once again, yes.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely: Though the kidneys reside above the bottom of the rib cage they are surrounded by fat and tissue. Though possible i would think it would be very unlik ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Talk to your MD: Chronic steroid use is a major risk factor for bone density loss so talk to your physician about appropriate screening & prevention (secondary). You ... Read More
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