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Is the normal rib fractures recovery time 9 months?

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6 weeks

A rib fracture heals like any other bone, taking six weeks to achieve sufficient strength.
Soreness may be present far longer, but the actual fracture should be healed in a normal time period.

In brief: 6 weeks

A rib fracture heals like any other bone, taking six weeks to achieve sufficient strength.
Soreness may be present far longer, but the actual fracture should be healed in a normal time period.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

That is not normal.
Bony fractures, in an otherwise health individual with good nutrition will take anywhere from 2-6 weeks to heal. At 9 months after rib fracture, two most common things would be a 1. "fracture non-union" or 2. Healed bone with some injury and or entrapment of intercostal nerve.

In brief: No

That is not normal.
Bony fractures, in an otherwise health individual with good nutrition will take anywhere from 2-6 weeks to heal. At 9 months after rib fracture, two most common things would be a 1. "fracture non-union" or 2. Healed bone with some injury and or entrapment of intercostal nerve.
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