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Benefits of Pectus Up

BENEFITS OF SURGICAL TREATMENT OF PECTUS EXCAVATUM USING THE PECTUS UP METHOD

  • Minimally invasive: As there is only a single incision to insert the plate.
  • Extra-thoracic procedure: As the plate is implanted in the subcutaneous tissue.
  • Minimal blood loss: As there is only a single incision and as it is extra-thoracic, the patient has a minimal loss compared to other methods of reconstructive surgery.
  • No risk of intra-thoracic organ damage: By using a method that does not insert any material into the chest, with the correction there is no risk of damaging vital organs.
  • Short surgical procedure time: By reducing the complexity of the operation.
  • Brief hospital stay: As it is a far less forbidding operation, the patient is hospitalised for few days.
  • Postoperative period in intermediate care: As it is a minimally invasive method, the patient does not require time in the ICU.
  • Reduction in problems associated with Pectus Excvavatum: By avoiding the pathologies linked to evolution of the deformity.
  • Adaptation to growth: As it does not limit bone growth in the chest wall, normal development is unhindered and there is no need to modify or remove the implant.

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE

The side effects that might appear after the operation are as follows:

  1. Reactions due to sensitivity to metals: allergic reaction to implant materials.
  2. Loosening of the screws.
  3. Pain, discomfort or strange sensations due to the presence of the device.
  4. Surgical trauma.
  5. Skin irritation or infection of the wound.
  6. Pneumothorax if the sternum has been perforated too deeply.
  7. Implant moving or loosening.
  8. Incomplete or imperfect correction of the deformity – or its reappearance, before or after removing the device.