Multiple treatments presently exists for the correction of pectus carinatum (PC). We performed market research of Canadian pediatric surgeons to define current practices.
All active people of Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons were surveyed online during wintertime 2011 with the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons Site. Laptop computer assessed multiple areas of PC evaluation and treatment, with particular focus on the concept of bracing.
Forty-five active people (85%) responded, who 32 (71%) presently treat PC. Fifty-3 % of practices are low volume (<5 patients annually). In terms of preferred or most used treatment modality, 69% of surgeons used bracing, 25% performed Ravitch repairs, 3% performed open minimal cartilage resections, and 3% performed reverse Nuss procedures. Of 23 surgeons (72%) who used bracing, 83% used it for most or the patients. Fifty-seven percent judged their bracing results as good or excellent, and 74% felt that most or all patients braced were satisfied 80% and 88% agreed or strongly agreed that bracing was generally preferable to surgical repair and that bracing should be first line treatment, respectively.
Bracing may be the preferred strategy to PC by most Canadian pediatric surgeons, despite insufficient prospective outcome data. This presents an chance for any multicenter prospective study.
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The Facts About Pectus Carinatum
DonatIbraimi: Really good video, I make videos about Pectus Carinatum! :)
DonatIbraimi: it is really hard, especially cause where I live there is not really any pc doctors, so the brace that I got was really bad and didn't have any motivation to keep it
Jacob Comerford: If anyone would like information about braces or how to deal with this, please feel free to contact me. I had it until I was about 16 and have had great results.
Jacob Comerford: Swimming could be good! especially for self esteem and for your heart!
Jacob Comerford: My biggest piece of advice is to use the brace, wear it constantly. no matter how uncomfortable it gets, how bad it hurts, how hard it is to sleep at night, just wear it. it WILL pay off.
Alex Baker: Hey guys. I have pectus carinatum and I know how much it sucks. \nIf you feel like you need to chat to someone who actually understands, \nplease feel free to join my FB group and send me a message. \n\nPectus Carinatum Support. \nttps://www.facebook.com/groups/735819543235603/\n\nWe're stronger when we know were not alone ;)
S Jones: Alex Baker ok I requested my name is matt
S Jones: Alex Baker and I'm from the US
Simpsins 445: I have Pectus Carinatum D:
Moore or less: Simpsins 445 same
Tavish Bhimta: what if we train with weight for chest. will it be helpful
Dev free: Tavish Bhimta it'll definitely help
LeonSEvansTV: I'm glad that I'm not the only one that has pectus carinatum
Trailer Trash: I have a slight case of this Pectus Carinatum. Kinda sucks, dont want my shirt off infront of girls because they might notice and laugh.
MangoPlayz: I have a pectus and so why did my grandparents have to play 800£ for a bottom and top brace we shouldn't it be free