View Full Version : Rib Rotation Treatment

10-08-2006, 05:04 PM
Hi, im an 18 y/o male and i had scoliosis surgery on 20 june this year. it is just the one surgery, i dont have to have another.

my problem is the way my ribs look. the left side is rotated more. it is how i look from the front that im worried about most. it is noticable and it looks terrible. my right shoulder blade sticks out a lot more too.

im really self conscious about it. is there a surgery that can treat this problem?

10-08-2006, 06:14 PM
Yes, do a search on thoracoplasty or costoplasty.


10-09-2006, 04:00 PM
Thanks Linda.

It's actually the right side that is rotated. I made a mistake in the last post.

I don't fully understand it. I just have a few questions

1. My right arm is is slightly leaning over with the rotated ribs. Will the surgery move my arm back?

2. My chest is over the left side more. Will the surgery move it back into the middle where it's supposed to be?

3. Will the hump where my ribs are be the corrected? Will my chest move over to where it was?

4. I'm still in school. How much will I miss because of the surgery?

10-09-2006, 04:02 PM

Unfortunately, I don't really have the answers to your questions. You need to see a good scoliosis specialist.


10-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the help.

10-09-2006, 05:42 PM
I have the rib hump in my back, and my right shoulder blade sticks out, and one of my hips is a little bit higher than the other.Mine isnt noticable except for when i tell people about it.So i am just saying u shoudnt freak out about what other people think of you.But if you really want the surgrey then i guess you should get it......... :o

10-22-2006, 07:28 PM
How about plastic surgery using some kind of implants?

Hasn't anyone ever heard of that for scoliosis, or deformed rib cages? I'm sure a really good reconstructive Doc can implant 2 or 3 implants (one on the opposite side of the rib hump, another under the opposite chest wall, another ?)?