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How long does it take a stress fracture in the rib to heal?

I have a fractured rib - I believe it to be a stress fracture as I don t recall any injury, and it occurred when I was bending over to reach for something. It has been 16 weeks since the fracture and I can still feel it moving at times. Bone density is good, and no other symptoms. How long should this take to be healed?
Mon, 25 Jul 2016
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These fractures usually fully heal in about six weeks. If after 16 weeks it's still giving you a problem, you need another chest x-ray to make sure it hasn't refractured itself
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How long does it take a stress fracture in the rib to heal?

Hello These fractures usually fully heal in about six weeks. If after 16 weeks it s still giving you a problem, you need another chest x-ray to make sure it hasn t refractured itself