He suffered severe cuts and bruises and a cracked sternum .
The sternum is then divided allowing the ribs to rotate to the side a few centimeters.
In addition, the rib cage attaches the sternum in front to the vertebral column behind.
The 22-mm bullet remains lodged in his sternum .
This is the spot where the bar will enter the chest cavity and rest under the sternum providing support to the reconfigured chest wall.
The pedestrian suffered a fractured sternum and wrists but is now recovering at home.
The wires holding the sternum together are permanent, but the stitches closing the wound will gradually dissolve.
The broadness of the portunid sternum allows the appendages to project well beyond the lateral margins of the carapace and is an adaptation to the swimming habit which most portunids exhibit.
If it divides higher than usual, it may incline to the left rising in front of the trachea above the sternum .
Now this pretty young woman bears a scar more commonly seen in old men, a neat red line cut by surgeons from her collarbone down her sternum .