Your rib cage is a very important structure that protects your vital internal organs such as your heart, lungs and liver. Damage to one or more ribs can cause damage to internal organs. Common rib conditions are rib contusion, rib fractures, and sternum fractures. If you suffer from a rib condition, your doctor will prescribe a surgical rib belt or binder.to help stabilize the ribs. It is very important that you receive the correct advice for these surgical rib supports. At Careway, you will get the correct advice. You can also purchase these items online.