Crashed 3 weeks ago. Dislocated thumb, broken scaphoid, sprained ankle...and what I thought was some rib separation in my upper left chest....perhaps the top most rib. Since the crash...I have had painful muscle tightness around my upper back chest and shoulders. I have now learned that this is common with a broken sternum. Well...that pain in my upper chest has now mostly subsided...but now I noticed that there is this BUMP...where my top rib connects to my sternum/manubrium. The location of the bump is immediately below the end of the collar bone (about 1/2"-3/4"). Below the bump (down my chest) about 1/2" more...there is a hollowed out area too. . It is almost like the 1st rib to manubrium connection was damaged...and the rib end is pushed up and out.
Should I worry about this? It seems strange that it would finally stop hurting....after 3 weeks...and at the same moment...I notice this (new) deformity. (I have follow up appointment with the wrist doc next week. While rib/chest orthopedics is not the docs specialty...I figure they could tell me if this warrants further medical attention....)
Edited by Blutarsky, 31 May 2012 - 12:07 AM.