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Following a bike accident i suffered multiple rib fractures. The ribs have not healed right. What are my options?

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Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
Dr. Stuart Hirsch
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Causing pain?

If they healed ; r solid but not in perfect alignment, there is no reason 2 worry.
Only if u r having symptoms do u need eval by a thoracic surgeon.

In brief: Causing pain?

If they healed ; r solid but not in perfect alignment, there is no reason 2 worry.
Only if u r having symptoms do u need eval by a thoracic surgeon.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle
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