Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Sternum "clinking"
I had by pass surgery two weeks ago and I have a clinking sensation when I walk or move my arms - I was told my sternum was both wired and two plates attached due to my size (186 cm and 106 Kg) - how long does the "clicking" go on for and what is the period for the breast or sternum bone take to "knit" or heal after surgery?

Thanks - concerned patient
Cancel
2 Answers
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
907968 tn?1292625804
Quick answer, and it's best to wait for someone with more info....  It takes up to two years for the sternum to heal.  As far as the clicking, make sure you mention this to your cardiologist, he may want to investigate it and take action.  I personally probably couldn't handle knowing my sternum was moving by that much.
Comment
Cancel
907968 tn?1292625804
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
976897 tn?1379171202
Mine lasted 6 weeks and I was told this is how long it takes bone to 'knit' together. I hope you never get the 'cracking' sounds. One evening I turned over in bed and there was a loud crack, just like someone treading on a large dry stick, breaking it. It was enough to wake up my wife and so it must have been loud because her snoring makes you feel like youre sleeping in the middle of a farm yard. I honestly thought I had broken my rib cage open. I still have no idea what it was and felt no discomforts.
You know you must avoid lifting heavy objects and I was told not to raise my arms above shoulder height for 6 weeks.
Comment
Cancel
976897 tn?1379171202
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on advanced niTD
14 hrs ago
4730868 tn?1362623278
Blank
Theobaldm1989 commented on advanced niTD
23 hrs ago
17568 tn?1424977159
Blank
Cindy Is DISAPPOINTED!! Where a... Comment
Apr 28
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar universal
Blank
11548417 tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank