Sternum fracture

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What is sternum fracture?

A sternum fracture is a break in the breast bone, the long flat bone located at the midline of the chest. This bone helps to protect the heart and lungs.

Common symptoms reported by people with sternum fracture

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with sternum fracture

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
sternum fracture (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Savella)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with sternum fracture, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with sternum fracture

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
dizziness fainting 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
sternum fracture (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Savella)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
brain fog problems concentrating
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with sternum fracture, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has sternum fracture on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 2
50s 7
60s 4
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 4
Female 12

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 11
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from sternum fracture patients who have completed their condition history
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