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Rib Fracture

Ouch! Rib fractures can be seriously painful! Fractures usually occur from direct blows or from indirect crushing injuries. Simple rib fractures are not life-threatening, but they can be very painful. Pain from simple rib fractures can make movement and breathing difficult, but we can help…

Rib fractures treated with nonsurgical methods (conservative treatment) will usually heal in 6 to 10 weeks but may be quite painful during that period. The goal of rehabilitation is to decrease pain, prevent respiratory complications and restore function.



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