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Results of accident 20 yrs ago ~ who to consult?
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Results of accident 20 yrs ago ~ who to consult?

20 years ago this person was involved in a car crash.  Since that day he has had issues with his diaphragm.  He was diagnosed with a bad Hiatus Hernia.  His problems have increased lately, he's now 72 and suffers everyday from what he describes trapped wind and a 'stitch' pain beneath his ribs which makes his life very difficult.  He does not suffer from acid reflux or indigestion.  He's had all sorts of scans and tests but they come up clear.  
We are now wondering if it would be prudent to consult an orthopedic consultant and get checked out if any ligaments or such like are involved?  And if the problem can be helped in this way, it is just an attempt to get solutions to the problem.
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Hi there!

Well, this wouldn’t come under the expertise of an orthopedician. You could either consult a gastroenterologist or a cardiothoracic surgeon with possible referral to a radiologist to look for structures around the region.
Hope this information is helpful.

Take care!
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Wish to thank you very much for your advice.  We shall follow up on it.
Many thanks
Agnes
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