What Is The Function Of The Breastbone?


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The rib and breastbone protect the organs behind it esp the heart and lungs.
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What happens if you dont have a breast bone
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If you don't have a breast bone like what could happen to a person that had open heart surgery and got infection in the bone so it had to be removed. You would have to be extremely careful and wear protective equipment at all times to protect the internal organs. Not having a breast bone is extremely uncommon so I have only ran into it twice in my career and both were because of bone infections. Neither patient did not live long after there breast were removed. They were both in poor health.

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