A 48-year-old female asked:
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is there an option other than surgery for my first rib dislocation that caused brachial plexus and sympathetic nerve issues in my face? sad mess!

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Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: Depending on the severity of your condition, physical therapy may help.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Unfortunate: Yes first rib injuries are rare , if it happens , is always associated with severe injuries , to other structures as in your case.
Answered on Sep 13, 2013
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