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Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: My protocol

For my patients who have rib fracture surgery, I use immediate shoulder range of motion exercises and core stretching.
Breathing exercises and incentive spirometer use is also key.

In brief: My protocol

For my patients who have rib fracture surgery, I use immediate shoulder range of motion exercises and core stretching.
Breathing exercises and incentive spirometer use is also key.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Gradual

Rib fractures heal in about 6-8 weeks.
Therapy is geared towards restoring mobility and strengthening muscles between and around the ribs. Therapy should begin once it can be tolerated and the intensity should be increased gradually.

In brief: Gradual

Rib fractures heal in about 6-8 weeks.
Therapy is geared towards restoring mobility and strengthening muscles between and around the ribs. Therapy should begin once it can be tolerated and the intensity should be increased gradually.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
Thank
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