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Fell of stairs. Has a broken rib. What can be done?

Hi my dad fell of a ladder while working in a 3 story house . He managed to hang on to the stair rail on the second floor but hit his left side of his abdominal area. He is complaining of pain cannot sleep on his left side I m worried he broke a rib or sprained them. The area also hurts also when he sneezes. What can in be?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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make X RAY CHEST AND fix ribs with bandage but should be semi loose (to breath easily) under orthopaedic observation
Answered: Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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