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How to heal a fractured rib

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Dr. P. T. Patil MD

how do you heal broken ribs right side back. what does rest mean ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. P. T. Patil ( Urologist)
Dr. Aashish Raghu MD

I fell from between two or three feet about a week ago. I thought at the time "I fractured a rib ... vertebral "tapper" for some quick relief. How long does a rib crack generally hurt in a 62... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Aashish Raghu ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari MD

suffered from multiple rib fractures at different times (different stages of healing, 2weeks or so apart ... rib fractures (posterior) at different stages of healing, now i know... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari ( Pediatrician)
Dr. Praveen Tayal MD

Hi I broke a rib in my back over a year ago and still in a lot of pain. I have done everything, injections, nerve blocks and accupuncture. They claim the fracture has healed but is it possible it... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Praveen Tayal ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Aarti Abraham MD

I apparently fractured a rib last year and I have had four episodes of extreme pain from this in the last year. How long does it take to heal? I'm 66 years old and I take calci8um pills. They... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Aarti Abraham ( OBGYN)

Public Forum Discussions

Dr.  Muhammed Aslam TK MD

bak in due to the radiologist find something...the next day advised the infant has a fracture rib ... that wasnt what they were looking for and now the state has the kids...how long does a... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK ( Pediatrician)
Dr. Nirmal Chander Gupta MD

how long does it take for 4 fractured ribs to heal?happened 3 months ago- discomfort is more ... have lupus,RA, mixed connective tissue disease,am I correct that it takes longer for me to... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Nirmal Chander Gupta ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr. Jayesh Vaza MD

How long could it take for a hairline fracture to the third and fourth rib take also there is some cartilage bruising/ I was told there was nothing to do but take it easy for 3-4 months no weight... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Jayesh Vaza ( Orthopaedic Surgeon)
Dr.    Dorina Gurabardhi MD

Have had fractured ribs for 5 months now. Dr. Said it could take up to a year to heal. So far I am ... this pain for an entire year? Osteoporosis-no Age47 Multiple fractures in past year that... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi ( General & Family Physician)
Dr.  Ralph Chambers MD

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... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ralph Chambers ( General & Family Physician)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar MD

It usually takes about 6 to 8 weeks for a rib fracture to heal completely.

Dr.  T Chandrakant MD

HI. Most of the times the rib fractures heal on their own as there is no definite treatment except in some cases we can wire them or so. It takes about 3 to 6 weeks for it to heal Consult an...

Dr.     Suresh Heijebu MD

HI..IT TAKES MINIMUM 3MONTHS FOR YOUR FRACTURE TO HEAL AND MAXIMUM 6MONTHS FOR YOU TO COMPLETELY RECOVER...THANKYOU