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How long will it take a rib fracture to heel?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

It takes about 8-12 weeks to heal the bone and about the same for the muscle.
Your pain should improve significantly by then. There is no change in healing rate compared to # of broken ribs.

In brief: Depends

It takes about 8-12 weeks to heal the bone and about the same for the muscle.
Your pain should improve significantly by then. There is no change in healing rate compared to # of broken ribs.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: It can hurt

Most rob fractures require relative rest , ice and nsaids.
Significantly painful rob fractures may require stronger pain medications. Rib fractures may tale 4 to 8 weeks to heal. Your discomfort may be improved by also wearing a rib belt. Significantly displaced rib fractures will need close monitoring.

In brief: It can hurt

Most rob fractures require relative rest , ice and nsaids.
Significantly painful rob fractures may require stronger pain medications. Rib fractures may tale 4 to 8 weeks to heal. Your discomfort may be improved by also wearing a rib belt. Significantly displaced rib fractures will need close monitoring.
Dr. John Cheng
Dr. John Cheng
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