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How much should I rest with three posterior rib fractures?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6-8 weeks

I'm not quite certain if the term rest applies.
Rib fractures are EXTREMELY PAINFUL. There is not much to do with these types of fractures but wait for them to heal. It takes at least 6 weeks to heal.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

I'm not quite certain if the term rest applies.
Rib fractures are EXTREMELY PAINFUL. There is not much to do with these types of fractures but wait for them to heal. It takes at least 6 weeks to heal.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Comfort

In general, try to stay fairly active without aggravating your Pain.
Patients with rib fractures that stay too sedentary run the trial of pulmonary complications.

In brief: Comfort

In general, try to stay fairly active without aggravating your Pain.
Patients with rib fractures that stay too sedentary run the trial of pulmonary complications.
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