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How is a cracked rib treated?

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Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Rib fracture

Rib fractures are usually treated conservatively and there is no specific cast.
This mostly means pain control. Some people use braces but they are of questionable clinical value. Most fracture heal spontaneously without any problems.

In brief: Rib fracture

Rib fractures are usually treated conservatively and there is no specific cast.
This mostly means pain control. Some people use braces but they are of questionable clinical value. Most fracture heal spontaneously without any problems.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
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Dr. Nir Hus
Surgery

In brief: Rib fractures

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

In brief: Rib fractures

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
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Rest

Pain relief an elastic binder can help take it slow be patient it wil heal and stop hurting 6 weeks no way to speed it up.

In brief: Rest

Pain relief an elastic binder can help take it slow be patient it wil heal and stop hurting 6 weeks no way to speed it up.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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