What is the prognosis of costochondritis?

Updated: Feb 19, 2020
  • Author: Lynn K Flowers, MD, MHA, ABAARM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The prognosis for patients with costochondritis is excellent. However, after 1 year, about half of patients still may have discomfort; approximately one third report tenderness with palpation.


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