THE MOST FREQUENT ORIGINS
- Traffic accidenst
- Work and household accidents
- Sports injuries
- Diseases (e.g. osteoporosis)
WHEN A RIB IS BROKEN IN TWO DIFFERENT PLACES, IT IS ABOUT A “WINDOW-TYPE” RIB FRACTURE.
IN CASE OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-RIB FRACTURE THE DIAGNOSIS IS SERIAL RIB FRACTURE.
THE SYMPTOMS OF RIB FRACTURES AND / OR BRUISING (CONTUSION) AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES
By breaking through the reflex – inhibition, deeper and stronger breathing movements (such as sneezing or coughing) – can cause unendurable pain.
The patient – also reflexively – decreases the pain by pressing his hand onto broken area.
TREATMENT OF A FRACTURED RIB
The world-wide patented Chrisofix® chest orthesis is based on the idea: Substitution of a continuously „pressing hand”, which results in pain reduction and improved breathing.
The orthesis reduces the movement of the ribs, and so the pain and the reflex-effect. (superficial breathing)
As a result, the respiratory flow volume increases.
The Chrisofix® chest ortheses is usually sufficient in itself, but medication may be added.
QUICKER PAIN REDUCTION
- Accelerated recovery of respiratory function
- Shorter hospitalization
- Reduced risk of pneumonia
- Less painkiller
- Transparent to X-rays
- Shower is recommended instead of bath