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Hairline fracture on left back. Wrapping is not possible and painful. Advice?

a fall, with injury to the left back. dr took xrays; thinks it may be a hairline fracture to one of the ribs. i am female; am looking for a wrap which will help the area but will not need to wrap around my breasts. dr said that because i was female, wrap could not be used because of my breasts. has there never been a female that has sustained an injury to her back that hurt her ribs, that causes pain, that could be helped by wrapping the area? thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

I don't think that there is any necessity of wearing a brace or wrap for a suspected hairline fracture of a single rib. Just simple form of immobilization in the form of avoiding pressure on the affected area and lying on the affected side while sleeping is more than sufficient. Rib fracture will heal uneventfully within 3 weeks.

Take regular calcium supplements for a few weeks.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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