Broken Ribs

Broken Ribs

It is define as the fracture in one or more than one bone in your rib cage. Chest trauma is the most common cause of rib cage injuries. Crack are no that much dangerous than breaking ribs into separate pieces


Signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity of chest
  • Tenderness over the area
  • Pain during breathing

It is commonly occurred by the direct trauma to the chest like in vehicles accident and in sports injuries. Fracture occur at multiples sites also and involving more than one rib.


If left untreated it may causes the following complications:

  • Broken ribs puncture the lungs and make them collapse
  • Puncture aorta
  • If bottom ribs fracture then it may cause the laceratuon in spleen liver or kidneys

After taking history and conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

  • X-ray to check the condition of your chest.
  • MRI for cross sectional images
  • CT scan
  • Blood test

Broken ribs sometime heal on it own with in the month, followimg treatment options will help you in healing:

  • Medication for pain and swelling
  • Therapy may help in breathing without causing pain
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