My son's Dr. said they are very effective. They must be worn to work. Estimated time 18 months . Daily time depends on the size of your bump.
pectus means the pectal area or "chest" as it is commonly known
iBraces from 3M Unitek are one of the most sophisticated and effective techniques. This is effective but more expensive than braces which can be seen on the outside of teeth.
Pectus carinatum. In other patients with Marfan the sternum is pushed outward and narrowed.
Pectus excavatum is a malformation of the chest in which the patient's breastbone, or sternum, is sunken inward.
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Yes, effective January 1,2011 chip will cover up to 5,200 lifetime maximum for medically needed braces.
Although pectus carinatum does not cause breathing difficulties, it can cause embarassment about appearance.
That would be "cardium".The root word is cardium meaning heart. Then Peri- for around, and -ectomy for removal have been added. So a pericardectomy is the surgical removal of the sac around the heart.
The purpose of pectus excavatum repair surgery is to correct the deformity to improve physical appearance, posture, and breathing.
A few patients with Marfan may have a pectus excavatum on one side of their chest and a pectus carinatum on the other.
The medical root word 'pectus' refers to the breast, chest, or thorax (Latin).