A 53-year-old member asked:
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How do you repair rib fractures that connect to the sternum?

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Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience in Pain Management
You can't.: Costochondral separations at the sternum generally repair themselves over time. Unfortunately, because the rib cage never stops moving, this may take many months. I have personally experienced this. In rare cases a chest surgeon may wire the sternum to the ribs, but this would be a very unusual situation.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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