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Can the xiphoid process be removed? And waht does the surgery entail?

    
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Can the xiphoid process be removed? And waht does the surgery entail?

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Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Thu 06, Aug 2009 01:05am:

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Comment by Mark Gerron on Mon 01, Nov 2010 04:49pm:
Help Please, I was involved in a car wreck where the xiphoid was damaged. I have seen several Doctors and all say it is soft tissue and will heal! Eleven months later the cartlige still pops and a deep breath still causes pain! I have to go to my knees to empty the dishwasher or clothes dryer. The orthopedic Doctors in my area would not see me claiming the ribs were out of their jurisdiction and referred me to an Internal Doctor whose opinion was the same anti-inflamitories muscle relaxers and pain medicine. I have heard of a surgery where a talon is used to pull the torn pieces together but can not find a Doctor who has heard of it! Surely this is more common considering the damage an air bag can do!

Comment by Kylie on Wed 16, Nov 2011 07:37pm:
HI mark, I am due for a xiphoidectomy next week, My xiphod process was "knocked loose" after I was hit by a car running cross country. I was in a pain for a year and after several anitinflammatory steroid packs, chiropractor visits (my ribs slip out of place ever so often), and quitting all activities i seeked out a thoracic surgeon who finally gave me a diagnosis. He said it would be a simple surgery and I stay one night. It would take 1-2 weeks of recovery time. After being told that i had too much anxiety, was a hypochondriac, and that costocondritis was incurable I feel very much relieved that I will finally be able to rid of the pain. Hope this helps and that you find the right surgeon. Xiphoid proccess inuries are very uncommon and few surgeons know about it.

Comment by Chris Smith on Sat 25, Feb 2012 07:08pm:
Hello, I have a particularly long (about 4-5") Xiphoid process and cartilage. When lifting some heavy boxes I happened to catch it on the ledge of one box which subsequently hyperextended my xiphoid in an upward direction. It did not break but but was extremely painful and seemed to remain outward more than normal as it started to heal. Now several years later, it causes me severe discomfort when I do anything that relates to laying on my stomach. I.E. Yoga, stretching, sleeping and especially surfing. Recently during a 1 hour surf session it left me with a large bruise the size of an orange. I'm also researching the possibility of surgery to remove this aggravation. Does the Xiphoid surf any useful purpose?

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