Originally Posted by Edman
Ben wasn't even hurt that bad.
Oh, so now he wasn't even hurt that bad
How long does it take for a rib dislocation to heal?
That is a hard question to answer because there are so many different levels person-to-person. Generally it takes about six weeks. Keep in mind that is just healing, that doesn't get the athlete ready to return to their sport.
Strengthening and conditioning are what is needed not only for recovery but for prevention.
There are potential complications that should be watched for. They are primarily shock and infection at the outset and as the patient goes along they must be watched for impaired blood flow.
The good news about a rib dislocation is that rarely is surgery required.
A rib dislocation is serious. A dislocated rib can also affect other parts of the body and there may always be more than one.
The best preparation is to understand what a rib dislocation is and get a victim immediate help.
In other words, fuck you.