Rib fracture is known to be the breaking up or cracking of one or more rib bones there in the rib cage. The first rib is rarely seen getting break as it is secured in front by clavicle. But if somehow it gets broken then it poses solemn threat to the brachial plexus of nerves and the subclavian vessels present at the back . In general, the fracture of first two ribs can be connected to facial or skull injury rather than thoracic injury.
Rib Fracture Treatment
As per the cracked rib medication is concerned, there is no other treatment that can be done. In case of such injuries only helpful treatments is suggested. In simple rib fracture preventive pain relieving treatment should be followed. Pain must be administered with the help of pain killers and analgesics. Cough syrups must be given to repress cough.
Cracked rib treatment for interior fixation may include of.
- Sharp innovations ribloc is a titanium metal plate that is U shaped. It is made in such a way that its size is same to the thickness of the rib. It is fixed with the help of screws on the anterior and latter aspect of the bone in such a way that the nervous system in the nearby area don’t get damaged. These plates are designed in such a way that it matches the rib and is available in many sizes and lengths.
- One more feature of cracked rib treatment is Judet and/or sanchez/struts. These are kind of metal plates that have strips. These strips are used by winding around the affected rib to make the rib constant. As the rib is put in place various sutures.
- Synthes matrix RIB fixation system. It has two options. In the first care the pre-contoured plate that is prepared of metal uses screws to maintain the place of the cracked rib. The second is intra-medullary splint, in this splint is drilled into the bone and then it is tightened by a screw.
- The fourth category comprises of the anterior locking plate which are metal plates that comprises of holes to tighten the screws all thorough the plate. In this process, the plate is positioned all over the rib and then the screws are tightened to place the bone in place that is required. The plate can also be bent as per the necessary curvatures on the bone.
These are the methods that are complied in the case of cracked rib cure. The above mentioned treatments are basically considered to ensure that the broken rib does not get displaced and can effortlessly be rejoined by the easy bone healing process.
To advance healing time of the bone, one supernatural ayurvedic herb named cissus quadrangularis can be used. Researchers have proved that this herb has the ability to reduce cracked rib healing time of the bone up to 40 %. As it is an herb therefore it is 100% safe to use and does not direct any kind of side effects.