Pectus Carinatum is a deformity of the chest wall, caused by an elevation of the sternum. The shape of the chest resembles a bird, which is why it is sometimes known as the “Pigeon Chest”. Scoliosis and asthma are afflictions associated with this condition.
When the degree of deformation is severe, the most frequent complaints of patients are:
- Lack of breathe
- Low resistance to physical activities
- Recurrent respiratory infections
- Back pain
Pectus Carinatum is seen soon after birth, but worsens in the growth phase.. Parents usually seek treatment when their children reach adolescence. Most carriers complain of a bulge in the chest that appears under clothing, are shy, have relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.
After carrying out the 3D study, a first initiative can be chosen for non-surgical treatments with the placement of an orthostatic brace made to measure each patient. This vest will compress the sternum to position it in the normal position.