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How do I breathe with a broken rib?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Painful

Try to breath as deep as you can so you don't get pneumonia.

In brief: Painful

Try to breath as deep as you can so you don't get pneumonia.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Broken rib

A broken rib causes local pain and tenderness.
You may get short of breath if rib punctures the lung.

In brief: Broken rib

A broken rib causes local pain and tenderness.
You may get short of breath if rib punctures the lung.
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Nir Hus
Surgery

In brief: Rib fractures

Simple rib fractures are treated conservatively with pain management only.

Certain rib fractures that result in breathing difficulties and / or relentless pain are treated surgically.
I use titanium plates to repair the chest wall.

In brief: Rib fractures

Simple rib fractures are treated conservatively with pain management only.

Certain rib fractures that result in breathing difficulties and / or relentless pain are treated surgically.
I use titanium plates to repair the chest wall.
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus
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