Floating rib

What is Floating rib?

Ribs which are not attached directly to the breastbone.

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dear doctor,

i have been asking this question for the past 3 days. i am expecting answer from Ortho surgeon from USA.

my son who is 4 months old...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HCM.
I can understand your concern. I have seen all the images...

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dear dr. XXXXXXX bhavsar,

thank you for your brief reply.
1. my son did not having any cough, or breathing difficulty. he often hiccup only.
2. he...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I won't get worried for such mild deformity

Detailed Answer:

I have gone through the details and images.
The deformity which is...

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[I fell on my left side about 3 weeks ago....have this swelling in stomach by ribs...feels like a lump when I sit down...now swelling and a dull...

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Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.
As per your history of trauma there is possibility of rib contusion.

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