Pectus Excavatum Bar
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.
As an innovative evolution of ancient invasive surgical treatments and a long rehabilitation time and often unsatisfactory long-term cosmetic results, minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum began to assert itself as a method of choice when circumstances warrant.
The formed by rods, lateral stabilizers and screws lock system has benefits over invasive techniques:
- Small and cosmetically discreet incisions
- Low blood loss
- Significantly reduced the time of surgery
- Brief hospitalization, rapid rehabilitation and early return to normal activities
- Excellent long-term results