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Where can I get a brace for my pectus carinatum?

Where can I get a brace for my pectus carinatum?

Prosthetics clinic: Any good prosthetics clinic/facility may be able to manufacture an appropriate brace. Consult a pediatric surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can pectus carinatum can be corrected with brace at the age of 20 will brace be effective?

Can pectus carinatum can be corrected with brace at the age of 20 will brace be effective?

Pectus deformity : Bony deformities cannot be corrected through bracing after skeletal maturity. Unless this is painful or causing skin problems I would leave it alone. Osteotomues can be done to relieve skin pressure but can be problematic. ...Read more

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How can I fix my pectus carinatum?

How can I fix my pectus carinatum?

Surgery: At 50 years of age do you really want surgery that at this point is purely cosmetic. You should consult a thoracic surgeon for the details of a surgical procedure to reshape your chest wall. Without examining you, there is no way to tell the extent of the operation. ...Read more

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Any differences between barrel chest and pectus carinatum?

Any differences between barrel chest and pectus carinatum?

Yes: The heart may be compressed to various degrees in excavatum, not so much in carinatum. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in a certain way help reduce pectus carinatum?

Can sleeping in a certain way help reduce pectus carinatum?

No: Temporary positional changes are unlikely to give any significant benefit. The only way to fix this problem is surgical. ...Read more

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Are there any differences between a barrel chest and pectus carinatum?

Are there any differences between a barrel chest and pectus carinatum?

Yes: Barrel chest is an increase in the lateral (side) and front diameter of the chest. Pectus carinum is an outward bowing of the upper breastbone (also known as pigeon chest. Barrel chest is associated with COPD and pectus is usually from birth. ...Read more

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What helps pectus carinatum?

What helps pectus carinatum?

Pectus Carinatum: Pectus Carinatum is a type of congenital chest wall malformation in which the sternum and ribs have a protrusion deformity. It rarely causes any major problems other than the cosmetic abnormality of the chest. Here is a link with more information: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/Pectus_Carinatum_FAQ.pdf ...Read more

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What are ways of treating pectus carinatum?

What are ways of treating pectus carinatum?

Pectus Carinatum: The treatment options for pectus carinatum can be found at the following link: http://academicdepartments.Musc.Edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/pectus_carinatum_faq.Pdf. ...Read more

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I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix the deformity?

I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix the deformity?

Pectus carinatum: Most pediatric patients (less than 18 years of age) can be treated for pectus carinatum with the use of an external chest brace. The brace is not very effective for adult patients. Surgery is an option with very good results. Unfortunately most insurance companies will not cover the cost of surgery since it is considered not medically necessary. ...Read more

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