Any aches after sunken chest surgery?

Yes. Yes, like all surgery you may have pain and you may be likely to have some chest soreness long term.

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Help docs! My back aches after sunken chest surgery?

Relax. Sternal surgery usually requires some degree of rib spreading. This leads to pressure on the intercostal nerves, which can cause back pain. It usually resolves by itself over time. Read more...

Can my son play football? He had sunken chest surgery 4 years ago. He had the old surgery where the cartiledge was removed.

It depends. The best thing to do is ask the doctor who did the surgery and followed him afterwards. Hopefully, they've done tests of his heart and lung function both before and after the surgery. They'd be able to tell you if he's able to play sports based on those tests. Read more...

Is there anything you can do for only a minor sunken chest that doesn't involve surgery?

Not much. There are newer techniques which are less invasive, which are similar to braces for the teeth which involve rods inserted behind the sternum to gently push it out over 2-5 years to achieve normal shape. A minor pectus excavatum (sunken chest) is more a cosmetic problem, so doing nothing is also a fair option. Read more...
Yes. In many circumstances, there is no way to prevent a mild pectus deformity from progessing to a severe one. However, exercises to improve posture & those that involve sustained aerobic exercise can help to minimize worsening of the deformity. A figure-of-8 brace can be worn to facilitate correct posture. Read more...
Yes. If the defect is pectus excavatum and is minor even a cosmetic procedure would involve surgery but of a lesser nature. The defect would have to be "filled" and this would involve placement of somwe type of prosthesis and would fall under plastic surgery. A nuss procedure could also fix defect by modifying the chest wall permanently. Read more...