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Franklin, AL
A 54-year-old female asked:

Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. would like to know if i have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until tuesday?

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 73 years experience
Unusual: Unless a rib has punctured a lung, surgery is rarely indicated. If the lung is not injured, I have a difficult time understanding the need for surgery. If your leg was punctured a day - overbite , i the hospital should be adequate w/o complications.
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