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Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Pain control

Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting.
The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well.

In brief: Pain control

Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting.
The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well.
Dr. Matthew Enna
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends

It depends on where and how many they are.
If they aren't really displaced or you don't have 3 or not in a row with 2+ fractures on each rib (flail chest), you probably don't need surgery.

In brief: Depends

It depends on where and how many they are.
If they aren't really displaced or you don't have 3 or not in a row with 2+ fractures on each rib (flail chest), you probably don't need surgery.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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