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Brace Compression for Treatment of Pectus Carinatum

Authors
Jung, J | Chung, SH | Cho, DS | Park, SJ | Choi, H  | Lee, S
Citation
The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 45(6). : 396-400, 2012
Journal Title
The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
ISSN
2233-601X2093-6516
Abstract
Background: Surgery has been the classical treatment of pectus carinatum (PC), though compressive orthotic braces have shown successful results in recent years. We propose a non-operative approach using a lightweight, patient-controlled dynamic chest-bracing device. Materials and Methods: Eighteen patients with PC were treated between July 2008 and June 2009. The treatment involved fitting of the brace, which was worn for at least 20 hours per day for 6 months. Their degree of satisfaction (1, no correction; 4, remarkable correction) was measured at 12 months after the initiation of the treatment. Results: Thirteen (72.2%) patients completed the treatment (mean time, 4.9±1.4 months). In patients who completed the treatment, the mean overall satisfaction score was 3.73±0.39. The mean satisfaction score was 4, and there was no recurrence of pectus carinatum in patients who underwent the treatment for at least 6 months. Minimal recurrence of pectus carinatum after removal of the compressive brace occurred in 5 (38.5%) patients who stopped wearing the compressive brace at 4 months. Conclusion: Compressive bracing results in a significant improvement in PC appearance in patients with an immature skeleton. However, patient compliance and diligent follow-up appear to be paramount for the success of this method of treatment. We currently offer this approach as a first-line treatment for PC.
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
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