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Pectus excavatum is a chest disorder occurring in approximately one of every 1,000 children. This congenital deformity is characterised by a concave, 'funnel' shaped chest. The inward facing sternum can apply pressure to the vital organs of the chest, resulting in restricted organ growth and shortness of breath.
Previously, surgical correction of this deformity was made through an invasive procedure requiring resection of cartilage and bone. The Pectus Bar has been developed as an implant for minimally invasive surgery to remodel the chest wall over a two-to-three year period.
The Pectus Bar's rounded ends and blunt edges discourage tissue destruction during implant insertion
It comes in a variety of lengths, ranging from 17.8cm to 43.2cm to accommodate most pectus excavatum correction procedures
Instruments in the system are designed to increase simplicity during the Nuss Procedure