Surgery chest deformity
PEXTUS EXCAVATUM is a congenital condition in the front of the chest. This defect occurs in one child in a population of 500 to 1.000 children. It mostly occurs in males with hereditary factor, in families where there were such cases in the past. The defect occurs immediately after birth, and it is particularly expressed in the period of puberty.
Treatment of chest deformities. In lighter clinical forms, certain orthopedic aids and physical activity lead to improvement of the deformity. However, there are deformities that can be resolved only with a surgical treatment. With a surgical correction of the defect, the functions of the young body return to normal.
The patients can return to their normal lives (work, school, etc.) one week after the surgical treatment of the chest. Physical activity can be practiced one month after the surgery.