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Are there exercises you can do to slowly correct a funnel chest?

Are there exercises you can do to slowly correct a funnel chest?

Perhaps: Depending on the depth of the funnel chest upper body exercises can help mask the visibility of the defect. For example larger pectoral muscles from push ups will help mask not correct the defect. ...Read more

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Dr. Delphine Yung
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Funnel Chest (Definition)

-defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken . If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases ...Read more


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How do I bring out my funnel chest?

How do I bring out my funnel chest?

Understand Pectus: It is important to understand what 'funnel chest' is, also known as pectus excavatum. A comprehensive review about the subject can be found at: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1004953-overview review of surgical treatment: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1970203-overview. ...Read more

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Does working out reduce funnel chest?

Probably not: If you have a true funnel chest then the bones are shaped that way and will not change with exercise. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Funnel chest?

What is the definition or description of: Funnel chest?

It is a birth-: -defect where the sternum instead of a normal appearance is sunken . If U poured water on it it would pool. It can B severe & compromise cardiac & pulmonary Fx. It is in these cases amenable 2 surgical correction. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of funnel chest?

Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of funnel chest?

Funnel chest: Funnel chest is a genetic or embryonic variation in rib cage and sternum developement. There is nothing you can do about its development, which will just run its own course. It is usually just a cosmetic problem and rarely causes symptoms. The best thing you can do if you are having any symptoms from it (like exercise intolerance) is to exercise more (conditioning). ...Read more

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Funnel chest - are you born with it or does it develop?

Yes...to both.: While most infants are born with definitive features of funnel chest--also known as pectus excavatum--others may not develop to a point of concern until months or years later. There has been much meaningful research on the surgical treatment of the funnel chest lately. If you have not contacted a pediatric surgeon recently about this you should call soon. Are you near john hopkins hospitals? ...Read more

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Please help! when should people with funnel chest have surgery?

Please help! when should people with funnel chest have surgery?

Funnel chest: Depending on the degree of deformity, surgery may need to be initiated when and if respiratory distress occurs in pre adolescence. ...Read more

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Will a surgery for a funnel chest ever revert years after the surgery is done?

Yes: Pectus excavatum can recur after surgical repair. This is particularly true when the repair is done before puberty. For this reason, most repairs are now done around 14 years of age. The overall recurrence rate is somewhere between 1-3% and is higher in patients with underlying connective tissue diseases. ...Read more

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Can you get surgury to sort out a funnel chest if so how old do you have to be?

Yes: The condition is called pectus excavatum if the breastbone is sunken or pectus carinum if it protrudes abnormally. Pectus excavatum can cause problems with the heart and lungs if it is severe enough. Both can be treated with an operation. ...Read more

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Are there non-surgical ways of treating a funnel chest?

Are there non-surgical ways of treating a funnel chest?

No: Pectus excavatum is the fancy medical term for this condition. For most individuals it is only a cosmetic problem. Rarely does it interfere significantly with heart or lung function. Several surgical approaches can be done. No know exercises have been shown to be of any value. ...Read more

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I'm mid-40s and only just discovered I have funnel chest. In the past, docs told me not to worry about it when I asked what it was. Now I'm concerned!

I'm mid-40s and only just discovered I have funnel chest. In the past, docs told me not to worry about it when I asked what it was. Now I'm concerned!

Pectus excavatum: Pectus excavatum(funnel chest) is a congenital deformity of the breastbone(sternum) and unless very severe,causes no problems and requires no treatment.Your physician knows best and you should follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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I have both a pigeon chest and a funnel chest. Can I get this fixed? At what age are you too old to have this fixed?

I have both a pigeon chest and a funnel chest. Can I get this fixed? At what age are you too old to have this fixed?

Its cosmetic surg: Usually, chest deformities which are medically necessary to fix, cause symptoms before the age of 16 years old. Bad deformities squeeze down on the heart, reducing diasystolic filling, and therefore reducing cardiac output. If you have lived to 50 yo without cardiac compression, you are looking at cosmetic surgery. ...Read more

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I have got funnel chest (pectus excavatum); how bad it has to be to have surgery?

I have got funnel chest (pectus excavatum); how bad it has to be to have surgery?

Depends: At your age, it's unusual to have it corrected. Most are repaired around age 5. Most are done for cosmetic reasons. However, significant pectus defects can limit exercise due to compression of the right ventricle and limits on the heart's ability to increase output during exertion. A test called vo2 max can sort that out. ...Read more

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After the funnel chest surgery, will your chest wall be fragile for life?

After the funnel chest surgery, will your chest wall be fragile for life?

No: If it is standard funnel chest or pectus excavatum with no associated disease the chest will heal well and the patient can return to full activity after a predetermined time. ...Read more

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I have a minimal case of pectus excavatum. Can i improve and or cure my chest with weighted exercise and other exercises of that nature?

I have a minimal case of pectus excavatum. Can i improve and or cure my chest with weighted exercise and other exercises of that nature?

Pectus treatment: Mild cases of pectus excavatum in young patients can be treated without surgery. Here is a link with information about exercises and use of chest bracing: <a href='http://www.Orthopectus.Net/index.Php?Option=com_content;view=article;id=3;itemid=2' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>http://www.Orthopectus.Net/index.Php?Option=com_content;view=article;id=3;itemid=2</a>. ...Read more

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Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this. ...Read more

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Certain exercises help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Depends: It depends on the edxtent of the defect. Certain excercises can increase chest muscle mass such as the pecs. This may also accentuate the defect. There are no excerceses that can remodel the chest/rib cage. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to help pectus excavatum?

None.: Pectus if problem with cartilages connecting ribs to sternum. No exercise will improve pectus. ...Read more

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Has anyone done the nuss procedure to correct pectus excavatum?

Procedure of choice: The Nuss procedure is now the procedure of choice for repair of pectus excavatum. The Ravitch or open repair is still utilized with good results at some centers, but in most cases is reserved for complex chest wall deformities (concurrent pectus excavatum and carinatum) or when severe asymmetry exists. ...Read more

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If you have pectus excavatum, then do you have to exercise daily so it wont get any worser?

If you have  pectus excavatum, then do you have to exercise daily so it wont get any worser?

No: Pectus excavatum is a condition caused by cartilage growth issues which lead the sternum to stay depressed. Whether or not you exercise should have no effect on the growth pattern. ...Read more

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