Chest wall injuries including rib and sternal fractures painful conditions that are increasing in frequency as the population in Southeast Michigan ages. Due to the large accumulation of assisted living facilities in the West Bloomfield area, Dr Sternberg has developed considerable experience in managing patients with multiple complicated fractures and has developed a minimally invasive method for plating and reducing fractures thereby decreasing patient pain and hospital stay. Reduction of painful fractures also improves the patients requirement for supplemental oxygen and pulmonary toilet. Dr Sternberg also treats sternal fractures, infections, and tumors of the chest wall as well.