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What is the effect of weightlifting on pectus excavatum?
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Dr. Grant Geissler
Surgery - Pediatric
7 doctors agree
In brief: None
Muscular development does not impact the cartilage deformity of pectus excavatum, except in the case where the muscles may mask the skeletal deformity somewhat (not very effectively).

In brief: None
Muscular development does not impact the cartilage deformity of pectus excavatum, except in the case where the muscles may mask the skeletal deformity somewhat (not very effectively).
Dr. Grant Geissler
Dr. Grant Geissler
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
Pectus excavatum is a posterior deformity of the breast bone.
It grows toward the spine causing a sunken appearance to the chest. Exercising can increase the pects and other chest muscles, but cannot reverse the tendency of growth of the breast bone and ribs.

In brief: Unlikely
Pectus excavatum is a posterior deformity of the breast bone.
It grows toward the spine causing a sunken appearance to the chest. Exercising can increase the pects and other chest muscles, but cannot reverse the tendency of growth of the breast bone and ribs.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May help sometimes
There is an article called "exercise therapy in the correction of pectus excavatum" by steward cheung (in hong kong) that describes the stretching and types of exercises than makes the pectoralis muscles pull outward on the breastbone (sternum).
It is very hard to consistently do exercises several times a day, but if one does them, the exercises may help the pectus excavatum look better.

In brief: May help sometimes
There is an article called "exercise therapy in the correction of pectus excavatum" by steward cheung (in hong kong) that describes the stretching and types of exercises than makes the pectoralis muscles pull outward on the breastbone (sternum).
It is very hard to consistently do exercises several times a day, but if one does them, the exercises may help the pectus excavatum look better.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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