Does Clavicle Lengthening Affect The Ribcage?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How is it possible to to lengthen the clavicles without expanding the upper ribcage? How does postoperative functionality and biomechanics compare to people with naturally long clavicles?

A: When the clavicles are lengthened the ribcage is unaffected. The ribs are connected to the spine and the sternum and are not influenced by changes in the clavicle which lies above it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana