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How much rest is required for multiple rib fractures?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Some instances of multiple rib fractures only need time while others are much better with surgery.
I tell my patients that they should expect somewhere around three months of pain bu that it does get better with time.

In brief: Depends

Some instances of multiple rib fractures only need time while others are much better with surgery.
I tell my patients that they should expect somewhere around three months of pain bu that it does get better with time.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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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
It takes normally 6-8 weeks to heal.

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
It takes normally 6-8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus
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