Title

A Single-Center Experience with Dynamic Compression Bracing for Children with Pectus Carinatum.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2018

Identifier

PMID: 28946165 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1606845

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:  Bracing for pectus carinatum (PC) has emerged as an alternative to surgical correction. However, predictive factors for bracing remain poorly understood, as much of the data have been reported from small series.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:  We reviewed a prospective dataset in patients with PC who underwent dynamic compression bracing (DCB) from July 2011 to July 2016. Bracing was initiated in patients > 10 years of age with a significant PC and desire for bracing. Data were analyzed for those observed two or more times after the brace was fitted to the patient.

RESULTS:  A total of 503 patients were evaluated for PC and 340 (68%) underwent DCB. Eighty-five percent were males with an average age of 14 ± 2 years. There was a positive correlation of age with pressure of initial correction (PIC,

CONCLUSION:  DCB has both early and lasting effects in the correction of PC with minimal complications. Predictive factors for successful resolution of the PC include increased duration of DCB and lower initial PIC.

Journal Title

European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift fur Kinderchirurgie

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

17

MeSH Keywords

surgery; pediatrics; compression braces

Keywords

child; surgery; compression braces

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