Pectus Up Surgery Kit

The Pectus Up: Surgical Method For the Treatment of Pectus Excavatum

What is the Pectus Up?

It is a new surgical method that offers a minimally invasive extrathoracic solution for the correction of Pectus Excavatum.

The Pectus Up represents an important technological innovation in the world of thoracic surgery for the treatment of this pathology, as it is a very minimally invasive method that considerably reduces the complexity and risks of the intervention, which entails less time of patient recovery and very satisfactory results.

The Pectus excavatum correction is achieved thanks to a lever force axis, between an implant-supported on the cusp of the ribs and an elevator system fixed to the sternum.

With this, it is possible to pull the sternum out, and thus correct the deformity of the thorax.

This new technique was practiced for the first time in 2012. The results have been very satisfactory since its inception, and more and more professionals have adopted this innovative method of extrathoracic surgery.

Based on surgical practice and the evaluation of the different surgeons who have been using this technique over the years, improvements have been made to the surgical kit. This benefits older adult patients with a more pronounced degree of asymmetry.

In 2020, Ventura Medical Technologies, after years of experience collaborating with surgeons specialized in chest wall, developed a new generation of the Pectus Up. This new model offers an evolution in the surgical technique, thus expanding the indication for this treatment to a more extensive type of patients.

Interventions have been performed with the new kit in Spain, Europe, and LATAM, with excellent acceptance by surgeons. In addition, Pectus Excavatum patients who have been treated with the Pectus Up method highlight the low presence of pain and the rapid incorporation into daily life.

Benefits of the Pectus Excavatum Treatment with Pectus Up®

  • Minimally invasive, as only a small incision is made to insert the plate
  • Extrathoracic procedure, as the plate is inserted into the subpectoral tissue
  • Little postoperative pain, only conventional analgesia is required
  • Minimal blood loss. By making a single incision and being extrathoracic, the patient suffers a minimal loss compared to other reconstructive surgery procedures
  • There is no risk of damaging intrathoracic organs, as no material is introduced into the thorax
  • The short duration of the surgical intervention, as the complexity of the surgical intervention, is reduced
  • Short hospital stay, as it is a very minimally invasive intervention, the patient remains hospitalized for a few days
  • Postoperative in intermediate care, as it is an extrathoracic method, the patient does not require intensive care
  • Decrease the problems associated with Pectus Excavatum, by avoiding the pathologies associated with the evolution of the deformity
  • Rapid incorporation into daily life, as it is a slightly painful intervention and requires little recovery time
  • Adaptation to growth, by fixing the implant only at the sternal level on the external side of the sternum, bone growth of the rib cage is not limited and allows normal development without the need to replace the implant
  • Possibility of cardiorespiratory resuscitation maneuvers, in the case of cardiac arrest



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Main criteria for the indication of a Pectus Up in a patient with Pectus Excavatum

  • Age: Being an extrathoracic product which is only anchored in the central area of the sternum, the Pectus Up technique may be performed on patients of different ages
    • Childhood and prepubertal age: since the implant does not impede the normal growth of the thorax, the intervention can be performed from 10-12 years old.
    • Adolescence.
    • Adults.
  • Asymmetry.
  • Haller index: It is recommended that it be equal to or greater than 3.2.
  • Others: Evaluate the Correction index, the 3D External Scan.
  • Patients with Marfan syndrome.

Due to the ease of the new version of the Pectus Up, adult patients and cases with a high degree of asymmetry have a great opportunity to correct their Pectus Excavatum in a very satisfactory way.

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