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Dislocated rib remedy

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dislocated rib remedy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Usually, replacing the rib in anatomic location is the primary treatment for a dislocated rib. However, if you are having recurrent dislocations of the rib, then it would be appropriate to undergo physical therapy and strengthening exercises to support the rib cage.

If the rib continue to dislocate, then there should be consideration of whether there has been more serious damage to the rib cage and ligaments. It is rare that surgery is needed for a dislocated rib, but if it continues to recur despite physical therapy, then it may be necessary to consider surgery.