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My chest bone sticks out, kind of noticeable. Protruding sternum pleas help?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Pectus carinatum

It can be helped by wearing an external pressure prosthesis. Usually takes about 6 months to correct. Same principle as braces for teeth.

In brief: Pectus carinatum

It can be helped by wearing an external pressure prosthesis. Usually takes about 6 months to correct. Same principle as braces for teeth.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Bracing for pectus

First off you need a medical evaluation, by a doctor familiar with pectus deformity.
If you do in fact have a pectus carinatum deformity, it can be corrected withour the need for surgery.

In brief: Bracing for pectus

First off you need a medical evaluation, by a doctor familiar with pectus deformity.
If you do in fact have a pectus carinatum deformity, it can be corrected withour the need for surgery.
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
Dr. Lyall Gorenstein
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