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How long would you be in the hospital for a broken rib for?

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Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics
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In brief: No hospital stay

Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.
You will not need hospital stay unless you have injured your lung/have a pneuomothorax, or other trauma.

In brief: No hospital stay

Having experienced several personally, the pain will calm down in 2-3 weeks and take an average of 4-6 weeks to resolve.
You will not need hospital stay unless you have injured your lung/have a pneuomothorax, or other trauma.
Dr. David LaMond
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

If its just one rib, you will likely not spend any time in the hospital.
You would need hospitalization if there is any associated findings (collapsed lung, etc). One rib fracture does not need treated unless it is significantly displaced (rare with one rib fracture), or endangering the heart or large blood vessels.

In brief: Depends

If its just one rib, you will likely not spend any time in the hospital.
You would need hospitalization if there is any associated findings (collapsed lung, etc). One rib fracture does not need treated unless it is significantly displaced (rare with one rib fracture), or endangering the heart or large blood vessels.
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