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is the sternum a bone or cartilage

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Costoch: Have not heard of disease called costoch. Perhaps this is an abbreviation for costochonditis. Please give more information so we can help you.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
? pleurisy: After a significant contusion, such as you experienced, inflammation persists for a long time as the tissues heal. This inflammation may involve the l ... Read More
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Fracture?: You may have broken your ribs. You need to rest for at least 6 weeks. It may take up to a few months in order for the ribs to sufficiently heal in or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Median Sternotomy: Incision0 see this site: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/median_sternotomy.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Not really: The only thing that helps is time. Eventually the torn area will repair, but it takes longer than other similar injuries because your rib cage is alwa ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: Usually sternum is split longitudinally. For limited procedures, a couple of ribs can be cut to create a flap or window. Depends on the preference of ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: This lump would have to be examined by a physician in order to advise you. If the lump is immovable it may be part of the costochonral joint. Other po ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Hard to say: This depends on what cartilage is calcifying. There can be normal and abnormal cartilage calcifications. Normal calcification of the rib cartilage usu ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Active area: Cartlidge is now able to be made i'm cultures and replaced into the joint. Look up gemzyme tissue repair.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: cartilage is cartilage and bone is bone. In children the costal cartilage will eventually ossify to bone usually by late teens or early adulthood.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sternal Inflammation: Sternal Inflammation, must have a cause. Did you injured yourself, recently or in the past. what is the skin color, is the pain constant or intermitte ... Read More
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