health conditions


Question by  timotayj (52)

How do I treat a hairline fracture of the sternum?


Answer by  mary70 (101)

you will probably just have to let it heal on its own like a cracked rib. Talk to your dr.


Answer by  ddaguno (123)

A person that has a sternum fracture would need to take the required care since the area affected could not be kept in a cast. The doctor might recommend rest for two weeks depending on your healing process.


Answer by  Sett (1838)

You need to get plenty of rest. Do not have any vigorous activity so it will be able to heal and ask the doctor for some pain medication to help.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Most hairline fractures in this location don't need any special treatment but to heal on its own. Of course a doctor's opinion is needed.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

Rest and lack of activity to stretch and stress that area of the body is about all you can do. There is really nothing else that doctors can do to help.


Answer by  Moma123 (1043)

A hairline fracture of sternum with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which reduces the pain due to chest movements while breathing. Total bed-rest and restriction of movement is necessary for a complete cure. It may take 6 to 12 weeks time to heal completely. Taking calcium supplements helps to make bones strong. An electrocardiogram is necessary to monitor heart function.


Answer by  Duncan (1124)

You go to the hospital you ridiculous person. Are you seriously trying to treat a life-threatening injury by asking people on the internet? A sternum fracture is likely to have also resulted in injury to the heart and/or major arteries or veins. It can also be associated with lung bruising. Just go to the hospital.

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