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A 38-year-old female asked:

How much longer for my t11 fractured rib to heal? it has been almost 2.5 years and i don't know how to speed this up. x-ray showed healing normally.

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Fractured rib: How did that happen? It should not take 2.5 years to heal a rib fracture. You need to have your doctor be more specific and find a specialist to speed up the repair of your fracture.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
2.5 years?: Did you really mean 2 and one half years? If it has not healed by now, it is not likely to heal on its own unless something is done. Even a very silly healing fracture would have healed by now. This is a nonunion and not a delayed Union. Talk to your doctor about other options.

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