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After surgery pain

My right ribs were broken a year ago for a surgery.  My incision has healed fine but I seem to have a floating rib that moves around and causes me pain.  Can Anything be done???

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Hi Gurk,

Please excuse my tardy response. Are you still monitoring our site? If so please let me know and I'll discuss this with you today.

I do have a question for you. We all have two "floating ribs" - more correctly  our last two ribs can be referred to as "floating" as it does not attach to the sternum (breast bone) or to another rib.  This is normal - pain is not. Is your rib pain the ribs that were broken?

I'll look forward to hearing more from you.

Take Care,
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