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how long does it take for a bruised sternum (from auto accident) to heal ?

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  • Dr. Chris February 14, 2011

    It depends on the extent of the injury. It there was no fracture, then the soft tissue injury and bone pain may ease anywhere from a week to a month. Fractures of course would mean a longer time period. If you had other pre-existing conditions like costochondritis that may have been aggravated after the accident, then can go on for very long periods of time unless treatment is sought. Your doctor should be able to advise you further as he/she would be aware of the extent of your injuries.

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