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Rib Fractures From Minimal Trauma
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
My chest X-ray & CT (had d/t chest pain looking 4 pleurisy-i have lupus) sowed old rib fractures.Don't recall any trauma. Should i be concerned?
Yes.: At age 29, with a history of lupus and old rib fractures, one should be evaluated for osteoporosis. If steroid has been used in your treatment, it can contribute to osteoporosis. You should discuss with your doctor whether or not bone density testing might be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-8 weeks: Clavicle- collar bone usually heals quite well with clavicle strap and time. Quite uncomfortable a single rib heals pretty well all by itself but is painful. Multiple ribs and double fractures and with increasing age or pneumothorax or bleeeding can require hospitalization s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not exactly...: Young, otherwise healthy individuals that develop pain/tenderness with severe cough are not likely to have "broken a rib". Cough induced rib fractures generally occur in a specific segment of the population with or without predisposing conditions/pathology. This link may provide a summary: http://goo.Gl/qokhr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rib fractures take time to heal... Usually 6 weeks. Nothing to do to speed the healing ... Just don't re- injure them ! Best of luck! ...Read more
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