Top
20
Doctor insights on: Best Treatment For Fractured Ribs

Share
1

1
Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

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-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
792 doctors shared insights

Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


4

4
What do I do if I think my collarbone is dislocated? I also have 2 fractured ribs what can I do for treatment? I serve and bartender 60 hours a week

Be seen: You would definitely want to be seen immediately. A dislocation if the collar bone from the sternoclavicular joint can even be life threatening. A dislocation from the acroimioclavicular joint is usually less serious, but it sometimes needs surgery. I would definitely be seen. ...Read more

6

6
Fractured ribs 2-4 in back. Will I need physical therapy?

Fractured ribs 2-4 in back. Will I need physical therapy?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, however, if there is significant soft tissue injury them some gentle modalities may be in order. Typically, these injuries heal spontaneously without active treatment, however, some individuals may benefit from a brief course of physical therapy to help reduce muscle tightness, reduce pain, decreased inflammation, and improve function. Consult with a physiatrist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Will I need physical therapy for three posterior rib fractures?

Not typically: In general, therapy in a patient with healing fractures of the ribs can be painful and not particularly helpful; other than in the initial mobilization to get a person out of bed. Once the fractures are healed, most patients do well and so therapy not terribly useful at that time either. Deep breathing and even using an incentive spirometer to avoid an associated pneumonia can be helpful. ...Read more

8

8
Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

My protocol: For my patients who have rib fracture surgery, I use immediate shoulder range of motion exercises and core stretching. Breathing exercises and incentive spirometer use is also key. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is the best treatment for fractures?

Varies: Varies based upon the specific type of fracture. Some fractures don't really require treatment at all, others may require multiple surgeries. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What's the best treatment for a fractured cheekbone?

What's the best treatment for a fractured cheekbone?

Few options: After the nasal bone, the zygomatic is the second most common bone of the face to be fractured. Some cases are managed conservatively with prophylactic antibiotics. If there is greater than 50% of the orbital floor involved or double vision surgery is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What is the best treatment for a fractured skull?

What is the best treatment for a fractured skull?

Just time: Most skull fractures will heal in 3 months without any specific treatment. Some skull fractures that may require surgery include depressed fractures, fractures involving the frontal sinuses and compound skull fractures. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

What is the best treatment for a fractured toe?

It depends: Toe strapping and rigid surgical shoe. On occasion if displaced, it may require surgical reduction. ...Read more

14

14
Which treatment for spinal compression fractures is the very best?

Which treatment for spinal compression fractures is the very best?

Depends: It depends on the type and location of the fracture and the age of the patient. Often times, wearing a brace and avoiding strenuous activities will allow a compression fracture to heal in younger patients. In the elderly, if these measures fail, a kyphoplasty may be an option. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
What is the best treatment for stress fractures in feet?

What is the best treatment for stress fractures in feet?

Depends: On which bone and your overall state of health. Some stress fractures can be treated using a soft cast or cam walker, while others need a hard cast. The "best" treatment needs to be custom-made for you and your particular circumstances. Discuss this with your podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Which treatment works the best and fastest for broken bone?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for broken bone?

Nothing: Bone will heal at its own rate. Treatment involves aligning the broken ends so they heal straight. It can be done externally with a cast or fixator, or internally with surgical placement of pins, plates and rods. Which is done depends on many factors. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
If you have fractures in the lumbar region, what would be best treatment? It is very, very painful.

Depends: Non displaced stress fractures are treated with bracing and time. Please note smoking an d nonsteroidals delay bone healing. If the fracture is displaced or you have neurological symptoms then surgery should be considered. ...Read more

19

19
Best treatment for a wrist fracture?

Best treatment for a wrist fracture?

Caring for a : Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed , using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...Read more

20

20
What's the best treatment for the fracture of the hip?

What's the best treatment for the fracture of the hip?

Surgery : Hip fractures nearly always require surgery. Treatment depends on the fracture type. Some fractures are surgicallyy repaired using internal fixation (rod, plate & screws), while others benefit from arthroplasty replacement. ...Read more