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Doctor insights on: Pectus Carinatum Treatment For Adults

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Is weightlifting a form of pectus carinatum treatment?

Is weightlifting a form of pectus carinatum treatment?

Not ideal: I would seek the recommendation and treatment of a physical therapist for the preferred exercises as opposed to a self guided program, at least to start off with. ...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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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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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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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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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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Is pectus carinatum something for me to worry about?

Is pectus carinatum something for me to worry about?

Pectus Carinatum: There are very few symptoms associated with the deformity, but in some cases children will experience tenderness and pain during exercises or other times of increased respiratory effort. Moreover, it is well recognized that pectus carinatum may lead to psychosocial problems in teenagers and young adults. The condition is not life-threatening. ...Read more

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Does swimming help pectus carinatum?

Does swimming help pectus carinatum?

No: No- first the underlying cause of your pectus needs to be evaluated. Once any underlying causes are treated then a plastic and thoracic surgeon can correct the deformity. ...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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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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My brother 14 yrs old has pectus carinatum. Doctors suggest surgery. Is there another way to treat him? What are risks of this disease?

My brother 14 yrs old has pectus carinatum. Doctors suggest surgery. Is there another way to treat him? What are risks of this disease?

Surgery or observe: Pectus carinatum develops due to issues with the cartilages connecting the ribs and sternum. Pectus carinatum is also called pigeon chest. Treatment is cosmetic because there is no compression of the lungs or heart. Risks include infection and bleeding, both relatively low occurring issues. If no surgery, then just observation. ...Read more

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What is a pectus carinatum bracing technique?

What is a pectus carinatum bracing technique?

Pectus Carinatum: Patients with pectus carinatum can be treated without surgical intervention using and external chest brace. This technique was developed by a surgeon in Brazil more than 20 years ago and it is considered first line therapy. It is effective when properly used, particularly in young patients ...Read more

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What exactly does a pectus carinatum look like?

What exactly does a pectus carinatum look like?

Pigeon breast: Instead of being fairly flat, the breast bone protrudes outward like a birds chest. It generally doesn't cause harm, but can be associated with rib abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have pectus carinatum. How do a fix/cover up?

Video: See this u tube video for information: http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=s6p6cadv-ms. ...Read more

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How can I exercise with a pectus carinatum deformity?

How can I exercise with a pectus carinatum deformity?

Pectus carinatum: Unless you have underlying cardiac problems you should not be limited in your exercise. Males with pectus carinatum will often lift weights to build up the chest wall muscles to cover the protruding ribs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pectus carinatum bracing technique?

Can you tell me about pectus carinatum bracing technique?

Pectus Carinatum: Protrusion deformity of the ribs in children is usually treated with an external chest brace. Most adult patients do not require treatment. Bracing is less likely to work in adults. However, in severe cases, surgery is an option.

Here is a link with helpful information about pectus carinatum:
http://academicdepartments. Musc. Edu/surgery/divisions/pediatric/Pectus_Carinatum_FAQ. Pdf ...Read more

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Can the pectus carinatum chest condition be correctec in any way??

Can the pectus carinatum chest condition be correctec in any way??

Surgical correction: Is the only known method. Consult with a pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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I am a 51 year old male & have a pectus carinatum chest. For the past 2 years I have been having extremely painful chest spasms, is there a connection?

I am a 51 year old male & have a pectus carinatum chest. For the past 2 years I have been having extremely painful chest spasms, is there a connection?

Pectus carinatum: There is a connection between your pectus and your chest spasms. Your pectus can be restrictive on your breathing causing painful spasms. Consult your doctor about a surgical correction at this late date. ...Read more

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How do I find best thoracic surgeons for pectus carinatum in usa?

How do I find best thoracic surgeons for pectus carinatum in usa?

Pediatric hospitals: The vast majority of theses are performed in children and so I would contact your local children's hospital to identify a thoracic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is experienced in theirs techniques. Fat grafting has recently been described as an alternative to implants. ...Read more

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Are there other mild common chest deformities other than pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum?

Are there other mild common chest deformities other than pectus excavatum or pectus carinatum?

These are: Abnormalities of the sternum or chest bone. Missing or extra ribs or scoliosis can also cause chest deformities involving the lateral chest wall. ...Read more

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My son is 13 years old and has pectus carinatum. Came to me saying some problem breathing. I need a name of a specialist in NWI that takes Medicaid.?

My son is 13 years old and has pectus carinatum. Came to me saying some problem breathing. I need a name of a specialist in NWI that takes Medicaid.?

Pectus: Your 1ry care physician might be able to provide with the specialists you need or you can call Medicaid itself, they have a list of all physicians in all specialties that accepts their plan. But if he is having trouble breathing get him checked by his doctor or go to ER. I hope he feels better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chest flutters/spasms in left breastbone, (pectus carinatum) extreme pain and have been diagnosed with SVT & possible nerve/muscle damage va can't fix?

Chest flutters/spasms in left breastbone, (pectus carinatum) extreme pain and have been diagnosed with SVT & possible nerve/muscle damage va can't fix?

Can't fix?: Nerve damage, in particular, is often not correctable but svt virtually always is. You have separate problems. There may not be much to do for the nerve damage other than medications that modify the pain but see a cardiologist for the svt. That can be helped! ...Read more

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My deformity of the chest called pectus excavatum. My dad had pectus carinatum. Related?

My deformity of the chest called pectus excavatum. My dad had pectus carinatum. Related?

Same basic process: Accelerated longitudinal growth of the parasternal cartillages may push the sternum out or in during the period in which the sternum still growing and maturing. Out- carinatum or pigeon, in- excavatum or caved in, sunken. ...Read more

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How do I know if I am having a pigeon chest (pectus carinatum) or man boobs (gynecosmatia)?

How do I know if I am having a pigeon chest (pectus carinatum) or man boobs (gynecosmatia)?

Pigeon vs Man Boobs?: These are two completely different diagnoses and present differently. The pigeon chest implies a congenital deformity of the middle portion of your bony chest bulging out whereas gynecomastia is a condition affecting the front &lateral or sides of the fleshy part of the chest i.e. Breasts and occurs during puberty or later. See your pcp and s/he will be able to guide you better. ...Read more