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Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Rest, NSAIDs: Just make sure you are not in so much pain that you are unable to take good breaths as that can lead to lung issues. If pain is to severe see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Treatment for cracked ribs?

Treatment for cracked ribs?

Meds: Analgesics and antiinflammatories for pain. A throw pillow to brace against and cough once in a whole to decrease risk of pneumonia/ mucus plugging in the lungs. Be patient, it will hurt to breathe deep for many days. ...Read more

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How are broken collarbone/fractured clavicle injuries treated?

How are broken collarbone/fractured clavicle injuries treated?

Majority are treated: In a sling + pain meds, but some are treated surgically if the bone fragments are widely separated, or if its an open fx (skin is broken over the fx site), or if there is an associated injury to a nerve or a vessel. ...Read more

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Best treatment for broken ribs, concussion?

Best treatment for broken ribs, concussion?

Injury treatment: For broken ribs - immobilization and avoid pressure on the ribs. A chest x-ray may determine if you have a pneumothorax, tear of a lung by the broken rib. For concussion, the most significant treatment is rest. If you have dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficult thinking clearly, speech difficulty, memory problems, consult your doctor or a neurologist for management if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Does a broken collarbone require surgery?

Does a broken collarbone require surgery?

Yes and no: Historically most collar bone breaks have been treated without surgery with good results. It depends on the amount of displacement of the fragments. Most collarbone breaks that happen in the middle of the shaft do not require surgery unless the bones are separated a great deal. Breaks towards the end of the bone closer to shoulder may need surgery more often. ...Read more

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What is a left colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present? If my wrist is broke, why does my elbow look broken too?

What is a left  colles' fracture; displacement of left radius fracture present?  If my wrist is broke,  why does my elbow look broken too?

Have it checked: At times one can have fractures of your wrist as well as your elbow. So if you are concerned make sure to tell you orthopaedic surgeon. X-ray of your elbow will then be needed to rule out any fractures/dislocations there. Colles fracture is a type of distal radius (wrist fracture) -- the name is based on the direction of the distal fracture fragment displacement. ...Read more

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How is a fractured pisiform bone in wrist treated?

How is a fractured pisiform bone in wrist treated?

Usually by cast: For few weeks, then splint if you have no more problems. Good result usually. ...Read more

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What is the broken collar bone recovery timeline?

What is the broken collar bone recovery timeline?

6-12 weeks: The time it takes for your clavicle or collarbone to heal depends on several factors: 1) the location of the fracture, i.e. In middle or at the end of the bone 2) the alignment of the broken ends 3) your age - children heal more quickly than adults (who may need up to 12 weeks). Treatment is conservative and include a splint to keep your shoulder from moving, a sling for your arm and pain meds. ...Read more

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Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals ?

Is cast appropriate treatment for bone bruise of the metacarpals ?

Depends: A bone bruise, as opposed to a bone fracture, does not need to be put in a cast in the sense of protection from displacement. But a cast can be useful to control swelling, potentially help with pain, and may make the hand more functional while you are recovering. I certainly would discuss with your doctor the different options for immobilization that are available. ...Read more

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How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?

How long would it take for slit wrists, internal bleeding, dislocated jaw, craked ribs, fracutured skull to heal?

Weeks to never: Everything listed other than a dislocated jaw normally would take weeks to heal. A dislocated jaw may never heal or correctly go back into a normal condition. Once the ligaments are stretched or ruptured, they will never be the same again. ...Read more

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Broken leg open fracture --what is the best surgery?

Broken leg open fracture --what is the best surgery?

The best: Surgery is up to the surgeon. If you are happy with the dr. Go with his judgement and expert opinion. ...Read more

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Treatment for undisplaced fracture or bone bruise of posterior medial talus and articular surface, and minor bone bruise distal calcaneous?

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 fractures also result in AVN which prolong the treatment course. ...Read more

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What if there is no callus formation on the complete fractured radius ulna? Overlapping fractured seen in xray

What if there is no callus formation on the complete fractured radius ulna? Overlapping fractured seen in xray

Hard to say: May be too early to see callus, nonunion, etc. X-ray findings need to be correlated with history and physical exam, preferably by an orthopedic surgeon. There is no shortcut to this. ...Read more

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A 4th Metacarpal neck fracture, With a Knot in palm. How do I correct Mild Apex Dorsal Angulation after the bone has healed? Options? Costs?

A 4th Metacarpal neck fracture, With a Knot in palm. How do I correct Mild Apex Dorsal Angulation after the bone has healed?  Options? Costs?

1's is it interferes: with function of the hand or a constant pain generator, the only way is to do an osteotomy (cut the bone) an reposition it. The cost varies, who does it & where. All U have 2 do is call the institution and ask for a price. Including hospital charge anesthesia charge as well as surgeons charge & Radiology charges. This will give U a ballpark idea. It can B more or less depending on the hardware usd ...Read more

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What is better treatment of spine tail bone dislocation?

What is better treatment of spine tail bone dislocation?

Let me explain: If what saying is true you have dislocation of the tail bone? Let me ask you ?Dose it bother you a lot? If it dose bother you i think the only solution for that to have and take the tail out ...Read more

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Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?

Mid shaft humerus fracture an plated in arm how much time bone will take to cure an when should physio therapy started. Angulation of plate also there?

Humeral plate: I'm not sure what you mean that there is angulation of the plate, there has to be a slight convexity to the plate to avoid valgus malreduction. Physical therapy should start around 6 weeks post-operatively. ...Read more

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My brother is felt lots of pain in middle of below sternum bone into behind fundus part send right treatment step by step thanks?

My brother is felt lots of pain in middle of below sternum bone into behind fundus part  send right treatment step by step thanks?

Chest pain: There are many possibilities for the cause of your brother 's chest pain, therefore impossible to send you step by step right treatment. Advise your brother see his doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a lpn .. Was injured by pt in aug. 11. Punch to sternum resulted in costochondral sep. Of 2nd rib. Misdiagnosed..Now chronic. What treatment now

Difficult: Non-union of costochondral separation is a difficult problem. Has enough time passed (weeks) to allow spontaneous union? Was rib belt stabilization attempted? If problem has become chronic (over three months) and remains symptomatic, then prolotherapy can be investigated. Be aware that many doctors are ignorant as to what prolo is & yet, mysteriously, have uninformed & strong negative opinions. ...Read more

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Unfused sternum after bypass surgery resulting in chronic pain two years after surgery...treatment options?

Unfused sternum after bypass surgery resulting in chronic pain two years after surgery...treatment options?

What did surgeon say: This is going to be a problem for you if not addressed, as even simple things like inhaling, sitting, or anything requiring your ribs to expand or contract is destabilized from not having your sternum connected (fused) from the CABG surgery/stenting. Have you spoken to your surgeon? That is a good place to start, so you can discuss options. Hard to replace Mother's Nature's own design. Start there ...Read more

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What is the best (fastest) treatment for possible Costochondritis? Suffering with chest pain on left side, breast bone & sternum.

Pinpoint the source.: Find a doctor who will locate the exact source of your pain. X-rays and possibly CT can show if anything obvious is going on there. Injection of steroid can sometimes relieve pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest wall pain?

It is tricky ques: If you means non cardiac pain, mostly conservative by pain medications anti inflammatory medications and nerve blocks. ...Read more

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Best course of treatment for injured ribs/chest?

Contusion: Pain control & incentive spirometry ( deep breathing exercises). Make sure there is no internal bleeding (hemothorax) & lung is not collapsed(pneumothorax) by a fractured ribs. Serial xray may be indicated. Consult a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Chest pain after the treatment of lymphoma. Why now?

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Chest pain after the treatment of lymphoma. Why now?

Chest pain: What treatment chemo or radiation? If it is radiation that you had for the chest you may have some scarring of lung may cause shortness of breath and chest pain. You may have to address this problem with your oncologist if related to therapy, if not you should see a cardiologist to rule out heart problems. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chest pain caused by anxiety?

What is the treatment for chest pain caused by anxiety?

Anxiety disorder: The treatment is that of the underlying anxiety disorder and a psychiatric professional should be consulted to help with this if a symptom like chest pain is being produced. ...Read more

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Inflamed ribs and bad chest pain. What would be the best treatment for this?

Inflamed ribs: We often treat rib inflammation with anti-inflammatory drugs and/or injection with local anesthetic agents. ...Read more

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Hi, i have keloids on my chest, i'd like to ask for best treatment. Thanks!

Hi, i have keloids on my chest, i'd like to ask for best  treatment. Thanks!

Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read more

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My grandson has a misformed chest. spine also affected. one rib missing and couple of ribs fused and not symmetric. will he need treatment?

My grandson has a misformed chest. spine also affected. one rib missing and couple of ribs fused and not symmetric. will he need treatment?

Congenital scoliosis: You grandson requires regular follow up and review ( almost every 6 months) to monitor his spinal deformity progression, lung/chest function and his neurological status. He might require Physio, bracing and surgery should these conditions progress.. A Paeds and spinal prophetic surgeon should be rep seeing him regularly. ...Read more

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Treatment of right upper side chest pain?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a sucking chest wound?

What is the treatment for a sucking chest wound?

Hospital ASAP: Get to the hospital immediately. A sucking chest wound means that the chest cavity is open to air and the lung on that size is completely collapsed. First aid for this is classically placing an occlusive dressing that is taped down on three sides and left open on the fourth side. Definitive treatment is surgery, placing a tube into the chest to re-expand the lung, and breathing machine (ventilator ...Read more

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Hi.. I have slight pain and discomfort in front and back side chest with certain moves. Suggest me treatment n reason.. thanx?

Hi.. I have slight pain and discomfort in front and back side chest with certain moves. Suggest me treatment n reason.. thanx?

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection , you may have a post infection COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. Also PLEURITIS and pericarditis can mimic these symptoms ...Read more

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What sort of treatment is chest surgery?

What sort of treatment is chest surgery?

Remove or repair: Most surgical treatments are recommended to patients to either repair, remove or replace a broken body part. For chest body parts, the possiblities of chest surgery treatment are many and include remove a lung, or a lung mass, repair an artery or a heart valve. You can ask your surgeon or doctor for more details about your condition and the details of the recommended chest surgery treatment. ...Read more

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