Early in the morning broke out news that US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her court this week and broke three of her ribs.
According to AP The case took place on Wednesday evening. And after some complaints, 85-year-old Ginsburg went to the George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC early Thursday morning. Once admitted, tests showed that she had broken three ribs, probably since the fall.
This is a health problem that Ginsburg already had experience with ̵
Ginsburg has also managed it through two bouts of cancer ( colon cancer ) followed by pancreatic cancer a decade later) as well as heart surgery to for the treatment of a clogged artery ,
A broken rib is generally easier to treat than a completely broken one, but any rib injury can have a long recovery time.
In most cases, "broken" ribs are actually cracked or broken, says the Mayo Clinic which is a good thing: The jagged edges of completely broken ribs can actually harm your blood vessels or organs, including your lungs.
According to the Mayo Clinic, broken ribs can usually heal themselves within one to two months. During this time, pain control is of paramount importance – as well as the prevention of complications B. A punctured lung or aorta or injury to the kidneys, liver or spleen h can develop if a broken rib attacks the lungs or other organs.
Controlling the pain is especially important if you prevent deep breathing because you may be at risk for pneumonia. (Funny fact: That's why doctors, according to Mayo Clinic, no longer recommend compression wraps to treat broken ribs.) Your doctor may also suggest breathing exercises that help you take deeper breaths.