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Can you get multiple rib fractures from falling while skating?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes.

You can get rib fractures from a bad fall.
Usually they aren't bad enough for surgery but a good x-ray or ct scan will help determine that. Breathing exercises are key.

In brief: Yes.

You can get rib fractures from a bad fall.
Usually they aren't bad enough for surgery but a good x-ray or ct scan will help determine that. Breathing exercises are key.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Rib fractures occur from a blow to the chest or even following a violent coughing spell.
Rib contusions are as painful as rib fractures. Both take about 10 to 12 weeks to heal, with the healing progressing about 10% per week. Rib fractures can be associated with more serious injuries such as pneumothorax which occurs when the broken rib punctures a lung, but most require no specific care.

In brief: Yes

Rib fractures occur from a blow to the chest or even following a violent coughing spell.
Rib contusions are as painful as rib fractures. Both take about 10 to 12 weeks to heal, with the healing progressing about 10% per week. Rib fractures can be associated with more serious injuries such as pneumothorax which occurs when the broken rib punctures a lung, but most require no specific care.
Dr. John Ayres
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