Rib Injury: Treatment & Healing Time


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How long does it normally take to heal from a broken rib?

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1. What is the main goal of treatment during the healing process of a broken rib?

2. Should physicians advise patients to bandage themselves tightly around the rib cage while waiting for a broken rib to heal?

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Using the worksheet/quiz combo, you can test your knowledge of rib injuries. Treating these injuries and healing time are topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore these materials to see just how much you comprehend about:

  • The main goal of treatment during the healing process of a broken rib
  • How long it takes to heal from a broken rib
  • Treatment regimen for broken ribs
  • When patients should seek emergency medical help when dealing with this type of rib injury

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about whether patients should bandage their ribs if they are broken
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on rib injuries and treatment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about treating rib injuries correctly

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson called Rib Injury: Treatment & Healing Time to review more about the following topics:

  • Types of rib injuries
  • Emergency response to these injuries
  • Recovery times related to the severity of rib injuries