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Technical information

Pectus Up Surgery Kit technical information

Surgical repair of the Pectus Excavatum with the Pectus Up technique is performed extrathoracically without invasion of the pleural cavity or the mediastinum.

The normal development of the rib cage is not hindered.

The implant, Pectus Up, is designed to adapt well to the chest and so that internal organs are not damaged by the implantation maneuver.

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.

 

Warnings and cautions

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.

  • It is important to choose and place the right implant.
  • The procedure requires requires pre-operative planning in order to determine the size of the implant and its most convenient final position.
  • Holes in the xiphoid area should be avoided, as this would not allow sufficient screw-xiphoid gripping force to perform the lifting process.
  • In cases where no signs of a proper change of shape are observed, the device shall be removed.
  • In the event of a recurrence of the deformity, secondary or alternative treatment may be necessary.
  • SURGICAL IMPLANTS MUST NEVER BE USED MORE THAN ONCE. They may have imperfections, defects or internal wear areas and may fracture or have a performance failure.