Carinatum Surgery

Pectus Carinatum Surgery

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CHKD's surgeons perform minimally invasive pectus carinatum surgery when bracing cannot correct the condition.

About The Surgery

Based on the Nuss Procedure, minimally invasive pectus carinatum surgery introduces a curved bar through small incisions made on either side of the chest. The bar is placed under the muscles of the chest and over the sternum, immediately depressing the chest protrusion.

The bars are anchored to the ribs with special stabilizers and remain in place for several years, allowing the chest cartilage to harden in the correct position.

The Step-by-step Process

CHKD is a world leader in chest wall repair and CHKD's surgeons perform pectus carinatum surgery to repair misshapen chest walls. 

An International Approach

Learn how international pediatric surgeons, including Dr. Horacio Abramson, collaborated to develop the new procedure.

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