I was born without a sternum and I am happy and healthy at 37 years old.
My friend devon was born with out a sternum and he is 17 and perfectly fine(: im sure everything will be ok
Blueyez and Svonstein;
Curiosity has me... as kids what did you do to keep the chest from doing any damage? What did you do differently from "normal" kids? Could you tell us a bit more about this?
I was born without my sternum as well. Now I am 37 years old and began feeling a click in my chest about 5 months ago. ( sounds like when your jaw cracks, but in your chest) It happens when I cough, sometimes when I swallow and when I move heavy objects. I recently had a first meeting with a thoracic surgeon and he said I should have had surgery to support my chest when I was 2-3 years old. I'm sure back then "they" didnt know that! Any way life was normal and carefree until 5 months ago.
Ok I'm curious too now. How are the ribs joined at the front of the chest? Are they fixed together by surgery?
child born without manubrium sternum joint, can any on help? please...