Nemours’ pediatric surgeons are skilled in diagnosing, treating and managing chest wall disorders of the ribs and breastbone (sternum). More commonly found in boys, chest wall disorders are sometimes called “chest wall deformities” or “chest wall malformations.” They can range from mild to serious. Some children may only need a brace to correct the problem. If the condition is more noticeable and causes other health issues, kids may need surgery. At Nemours, our goal is to help children feel better, inside and out.
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