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Doctor insights on: Treating Short Rib Polydactyly Syndrome

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Are beef short ribs healthy to eat? Are baby back ribs better for you?

Are beef short ribs healthy to eat?  Are baby back ribs better for you?

BEEF RIBS: Short and back ribs are beef and loaded with fat. It is ok to eat occasionally if your lipids are normal. That is if you have regular check-ups and laboratory is done. ...Read more

Short Ribs (Definition)

Short ribs is a birth defect in which a baby has a much shorter ribs than normal, compared to the average baby from ...Read more


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Dad called and said the doctor diagnosed short rib pains? People have "short-ribs"?

Dad called and said the doctor diagnosed short rib pains? People have "short-ribs"?

Yes: People have what are called floating ribs, the lower ribs, ix to xii. They are not attached directly to the sternum, but are instead linked to it by the cartilages of the lower rib cage. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options to relieve a broken rib?

What are the best treatment options to relieve a broken rib?

Pain in chest: If uncomplicated after exam by a physician, you should rest, take pain meds if needed, apply ice to the site and be sure to breathe as deeply as possible while healing which can take 4-6 weeks.Do not wrap your chest even though it may feel better! ...Read more

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If my rib cartilidge keeps popping out on a regular basis what would be the best treatment?

If my rib cartilidge keeps popping out on a regular basis what would be the best treatment?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have pain on my upper, back side of my ribs, there is a knot and it is very painful. I have ontogenesis imperfecta. What is the best treatment?

I have pain on my upper, back side of my ribs, there is a knot and it is very painful. I have ontogenesis imperfecta. What is the best treatment?

Broken bone: You may have fractured a rib, and the knot is the healing break. It can take weeks or months for rib breaks to heal. Consider calling the doctor who cares for your osteogenesis imperfecta. ...Read more

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My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

Takes time: Rib fractures will heal on their own over time, but they are painful. She needs to be encouraged to ambulate and to try to breathe as normally as she can. Pain meds such as Ibuprofen will make it less painful for her to breath deeply. You didn't say how old your mother is, but you want to encourage her to try to stay active. She must avoid developing pneumonia. ...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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52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?

52 male with constant severe pain bottom right front rib cage. Best treatment for pain relief while actively body building with free weights?

Costochondritis: The best advise is wrapping your chest and resting. But "right rib cage" can also meany lunacy have an herniation, acute cholelythiasis or other internal organ problem: liver bruising, colitis etc. See a doctor if condition persists. ...Read more