Is Scapular Widening Surgery Possible?

Q: Dr. Eppley, do you also do Scapula widening surgery? Or even ribcage widening surgery?

A: Scapular widening surgery is not a procedure I have ever heard of nor could I envision from a bone perspective how any such procedure would be done in an aesthetic manner. While I have never done it or heard of it I could envision scapular widening by the placement of an implant.

I have been asked many times about ribcage widening, which similarly would take implants to accomplish not bony osteotomies. But because it would requiters numerous levels of rib implants it has never been surgical yet done.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana