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Can You Get Multiple Rib Fractures From Falling While Skating
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
Let me help you: There are some reasons why some body will have multiple rib fractures without trauma, osteoporosis of the bone(weak bone), the other bone cancer (multiple myeloma) and could cancer metastasize from other place(kidney , lung , breast)good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Following a bike accident i suffered multiple rib fractures. The ribs have not healed right. What are my options?
Surgery or not: Rib fractures rarely either require or benefit from surgery.If markedly diplaced they may cause ongoing pleural irritation and pain and either excision of a displaced fragment or rib plating can be considered. If surgery is elected chose both the surgeon and procedure carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Rib fractures are not easy to diagnose without xrays. Even then they can sometimes be hard to pick up. Pain right over the chest wall which is increased with sneezing or coughing. If you are having difficulty breathing then you need to see a physician. In some cases an injury which causes multiple rib fractures can puncture the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rib resection needed: See Thorasic surgeon for evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
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