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How long is it supposed to it take for a broken rib to heal?

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Dr. Nir Hus
Surgery
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In brief: Rib fractures

6-8 weeks.
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

6-8 weeks.
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
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Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.

In brief: 4-6 weeks

Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.
Dr. David LaMond
Dr. David LaMond
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