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Sternum seems to be pushed inside after a bang on the chest. Help?

Hello, I went to a mixed martial arts try-lesson, and we ve been down grappling. Somehow, my opponent came with his knee on my chest and now my sternum is kinda pushed inside. I googled around and I can only find pectus pectus excavatum but I ve not been born with it or something, it just happend with a accident. I m a 15 year-old boy.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

I am Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi, I am Orthopaedic surgeon .

According to your history most likely you have injured sternum
Other possibility include congenital pectus excavatum.
you can send your clinical photograph ,
Or consult orthopedic or paediatric surgeon
I advise you to take x ray chest ,take analgesic ,rest and clinical examination from surgeon.

Hope I answered your questions.

Take care
Answered: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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