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What is the treatment for broken ribs in a child?

My son and his wife took their baby back to Dr. thought he may have a lung infection so they wanted him x-rayed. The first time they treated him for an ear infection...anyway the x-ray showed 3 broken ribs in the back area, what would cause this??? They are going to their baby Dr on Monday with DHS. I really dont believe it could be child abuse, but it hurts my heart to know he has broken ribs, and as you may imagine my son and daughter-in-law are sick!!!!
Tue, 27 Feb 2018
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Hello, I can understand your problem. You are absolutely right. I think reason for broken ribs would be TRAUMA only, beside that no any reason for that is reasonable. You already did CHEST X ray. Good. So consult with paediatric orthopedician. Till that time you should wath for any symptoms like breathlessness in your child. I think this is helpful to you. Review back. Thank you.
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