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How do you fix a broken rib?


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Answered 2011-08-10 06:41:15

Broken ribs generally do not require fixation, but in old individuals when the breathing capacity is diminished a intercostal block can be given to get rid of the pain till the ribs heal by themselves . if there is non union now a days plating of the rib is done. It is a new concept and only few thoracic surgeons are doing it.

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