The technique uses the Pectus Up Surgery Kit system, made up of a set of implants and tools, which exerts an external lifting force on the sternum until it is placed in the desired position. With this technique, the patient is preserved from iatrogenesis both when placing the device and when removing it.
The implant is designed to fit well in the chest. It is a plate that is placed in the presternal situation, at the subpectoral level and, through a traction system, the sternum it is raised to correct the subsidence. This maneuver minimizes tissue damage during the lifting maneuver and does not damage the internal organs of the chest.
The Pectus Up Surgery Kit provides the surgeon with a means of surgical treatment of the Pectus Excavatum. The device is not intended to replace any chest wall structure. Although the device aims to widen the chest cavity by eliminating the characteristics of the deformity, it is not possible to determine in advance the magnitude of the change in the structure that will be observed initially or permanently in each case.
Before performing the surgery, the surgeon needs a complete knowledge about the implant (Pectus Up Surgery Kit) as well as the surgical procedure.