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Is it normal for your sternum to pop out while pregnant?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Sternum

Usually, no, but all joints may get loosening and diastasis during pregnancy.

In brief: Sternum

Usually, no, but all joints may get loosening and diastasis during pregnancy.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Out better than in

Although it is not normal for the sternoclavicular joint (scj) to subluxate or dislocate during pregneancy, it is certainly understandable that this joint as with most others tends to relax and become less stable during pregnancy.
Anterior subluxations are more likely to avoid surgery than rare posterior subluxations of an unstable clavicle. Evaluation by orthopaedic surgeon is warranted.

In brief: Out better than in

Although it is not normal for the sternoclavicular joint (scj) to subluxate or dislocate during pregneancy, it is certainly understandable that this joint as with most others tends to relax and become less stable during pregnancy.
Anterior subluxations are more likely to avoid surgery than rare posterior subluxations of an unstable clavicle. Evaluation by orthopaedic surgeon is warranted.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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