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Do we have a modern-day treatment for broken ribs?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (19445points) October 2nd, 2020

Do you have any updates on treatment for broken ribs?

When I broke my ribs 20 years ago all the doctors could do is perscribe Tylenol 3.

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lastexit's avatar

No. The Mayo Clinic recommends restricting activities, icing regularly and taking pain medication. What has changed is compression is no longer recommended.

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Short answer is no.

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