A 18-year-old female asked:
Had first rib removal surgery for a broken rib and now i'm having sharp pains in right shoulder (same side) under collar bone. could it be related?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Rochesteranswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Yes : I would wonder about scar tissue formation causing irritation in pain. Best to talk to your surgeon regarding this. Best of luck with this Dr. R
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