Nuss Procedure

  • Total chest wall deformities evaluated at CHKD: 6,423
  • Primary Repairs: 2,804
  • Re-do Repairs: 138 
    - Previous CHKD: 12
    - Previous non-CHKD: 126 
  • Recurrence rate: .3%  
  • Median age at time of repair: 15
  • Average length of hospital stay after repair (over the past 5 years): 3.1 days 


Non-surgical Interventions

Bracing therapy (bracing began in 2009)

  • 600 total bracing patients
  • 97.1% success rate out of the patients that have successfully completed bracing treatment compared to those who have failed bracing

Vacuum Bell (began in 2012)

  • 472 Total patients using vacuum bell
  • Average age of patients using the vacuum bell: 13.6 years old