A member 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 answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

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.

Answered Apr 19, 2016



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