When is surgery needed for costochondritis?
Surgical removal of the sore cartilage may be required if there is no response to medical therapy for costochondritis. Your doctor will refer you to a surgeon for consultation should this option be considered necessary.
From: Costochondritis WebMD Medical Reference
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