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

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Bones heal very well.
They form a callous and then reorganize back to flat over a period of 1-2 years. Good nutrition and lifestyle choices will help the patient stay strong. The homeopathic remedy symphytum 30c or 200c daily for 14 days after surgery will help it heal faster. Symphytum is also called bone knit.

In brief: No

Bones heal very well.
They form a callous and then reorganize back to flat over a period of 1-2 years. Good nutrition and lifestyle choices will help the patient stay strong. The homeopathic remedy symphytum 30c or 200c daily for 14 days after surgery will help it heal faster. Symphytum is also called bone knit.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: No

If the nuss procedure is done the ribs and bones retain their original strength all that is changed is their shape.
If a ravitch procedure (this procedure involves a large incision with removal of multiple deformed ribs and fracturing the sternum) is done then the healed bones may or may not retain their original strength depending on certain healing factors.

In brief: No

If the nuss procedure is done the ribs and bones retain their original strength all that is changed is their shape.
If a ravitch procedure (this procedure involves a large incision with removal of multiple deformed ribs and fracturing the sternum) is done then the healed bones may or may not retain their original strength depending on certain healing factors.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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