If I Have Rib Removal Surgery Can I Still Do Horseback Riding?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I horse back ride 5 days a week. Would there be more risk for when I fall off my horse if I had those ribs removed?
A: Since the inner half of ribs 10, 11 and 12 remain I do not see ant increased should you fall from a horse. But when in doubt there is the rib osteotomy procedure where the ribs are fractured, but left intact, and are molded inward after surgery by corseting.
Dr. Barry Eppley