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What to do if I have fractured chest wall cartilage?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Generally nothing --

except pain meds and support bandage and to support the chest wall when coughing/sneezing, or doing any sudden movements to minimize the pain and discomfort.
I would suggest you see your PCP or a surgeon to ensure you have no underlying injury to the Lungs, trachea, major vessels and the heart, diaphragm, have any associated injuries to other parts of the body. Good Luck.

In brief: Generally nothing --

except pain meds and support bandage and to support the chest wall when coughing/sneezing, or doing any sudden movements to minimize the pain and discomfort.
I would suggest you see your PCP or a surgeon to ensure you have no underlying injury to the Lungs, trachea, major vessels and the heart, diaphragm, have any associated injuries to other parts of the body. Good Luck.
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