Rib injury

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What is rib injury?

Rib fracture is the breakage of a rib bone. Rib dislocation means the rib and adjoining bones no longer touch each other. Subluxation is a minor dislocation in which the joint surfaces still touch, but not in normal relation to each other.

Common symptoms reported by people with rib injury

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rib injury

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
rib injury (1)

Data from patients with rib injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rib injury

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for rib injury (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
rib injury (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rib injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rib injury on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 4
40s 14
50s 13
60s 13
70+ 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 19
Female 32

These charts show data from rib injury patients who have completed their condition history
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