Pectus excavatum plates
The pectus excavatum is the most common thoracic deformity and occurs in more than 1 in 1,000 people. This deformity is characterized by a symmetric or asymmetric sternal concavity.
While lots of cases surgery is performed for cosmetic purposes and to improve the social life of patients, in later grades, pathology presents risks of cardiopulmonary disease.
The open repair of pectus excavatum is a method of choice in older patients (rigid thorax) or adults.
The basic system is represented by plates, which are fastened with wire.