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How can fractured ribs be treated in an elderly person?

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Dr. Suma Parinam

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Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: treatment for fractured rib #9 on left. went to emergency room and released with morphine. What else should be done. He is 74 and out of town.
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Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Just symptoms treatment

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Since it's single rib fracture, after assessment of vitals and confirming no other major fracture, we just help patients cope with pain, while waiting for the rib to heal on its own. Even if it doesn't heal no intervention is planned simply.
So let him take medicines for pain, avoid bad weather to avoid cough and shivering.
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I can not find your iOS app in the Apple App Store. What is it’s name.
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Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 35 hours later
Brief Answer:
ASKADOCTOR

Detailed Answer:
I just enquired that iOS app was taken down to build again. You can search for ASKADOCTOR by HealthcareMagic.
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