Sternum (breastbone) pain

Sternoclavicular injury

Sternoclavicular Sprain

The collarbone connects to the sternum or breastbone in the middle of the chest at the top. If the shoulder is subjected to a hard impact, this joint (known as the sternoclavicular joint), can become injured. There will be pain located on the joint which may spread into the shoulder. Medical help should be consulted …

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Costochondral Separation

A Costochondral separation, sometimes known as a rib separation, usually occurs after a direct impact. This injury occurs when a rib becomes separated from the costochondral joint (made from cartilage) which is also attached to the breastbone. The area will be very painful, especially when breathing deeply, and it can take several months to fully …

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Bruised Sternum & Sternum Fracture

The sternum is also known as the breast bone. Direct trauma or impact can cause a contusion or in more severe cases a sternum fracture may occur. On this page: Bruised sternum explained Sternum fracture explained Sternoclavicular sprain Bruised sternum A bruised sternum, or sternum contusion as it is also known, occurs after an impact …

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