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How do you repair rib fractures that connect to the sternum?

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Surgery

If surgery is indicated, I use plate and screws to reconnect the rib an sternum together.

In brief: Surgery

If surgery is indicated, I use plate and screws to reconnect the rib an sternum together.
Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Teicheira
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