Doctors say it isn’t something that’s discussed much due to patients being embarrassed about it. But if your child has a chest wall abnormality where their breastbone sinks into their chest, you should definitely talk to their pediatrician about it. It may be solely cosmetic, but even that can cause anxiety and socialization problems for children. Worst-case scenario, it can lead to serious cardiac issues.
The condition is typically seen in children, particularly boys. It’s often noticeable shortly after birth but worsens during puberty. That’s about the time when Lane Frazier says he started noticing changes in his chest. He says he didn’t think much of it then, but when he got to high school, his doctors performed several tests, and said something had to be done.