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Pectus excavatum repair without surgery - I read something about using magnets - any news on that?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: No knowledge.

Have heard about magnets, but have no personal experience.
Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be effected without surgery using an external brace.

In brief: No knowledge.

Have heard about magnets, but have no personal experience.
Pectus carinatum (pigeon chest) can be effected without surgery using an external brace.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Andre Hebra
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Pectus and magnets

Repair of pectus excavatum using magnets is currently being evaluated in a small group of patients (experimental).
Keep in mind that it still requires an operation for implantation of a magnet under the sternum. Patient must use an external chest brace that contains a second magnet in order to achieve correction of the pectus.

In brief: Pectus and magnets

Repair of pectus excavatum using magnets is currently being evaluated in a small group of patients (experimental).
Keep in mind that it still requires an operation for implantation of a magnet under the sternum. Patient must use an external chest brace that contains a second magnet in order to achieve correction of the pectus.
Dr. Andre Hebra
Dr. Andre Hebra
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