Top Articles

Case Study – Custom Chest Wall Implant as a Breast Implant Platform

  Background: Precuts excavatum or funnel chest is a well known congenital chest wall deformity. It affects the midline sternum and the adjoining ribs which is expressed in a sunken appearance to the chest most commonly seen down the middle. Various expressions of pectus excavatum exist where one side is more affected than the other Read More…

OR Snapshots – Custom Sterno-Pectoral Implants in Pectus Excavatum

  The chest is exposed to a variety of deformities of its bony and cartilaginous structures. The curve of the ribs around the chest and their attachment to the sternum create an architecture that can become disturbed. One of the most recognized of these deformities is pectus excavatum. This chest wall deformity is most typified Read More…

OR Snapshots – Custom Sternal Implant

  There are numerous types of congenital chest wall deformities. In many such deformities the central sternum is affected. One of the most common of these deformities is pectus excavatum. The sternum is indented or depressed as the attached ribs are abnormally bent inward. There are many manifestations of this chest wall disorder from more Read More…

Custom Pectus Excavatum Implants

  Pectus excavatum is a common congenital thoracic deformity that occurs in about 1:500 births. Males are more frequently affected than females. In severe cases it may be associated with pulmonary impairment but many pectus excavatum cases are cosmetic deformities. Given the importance of the appearance of the male chest it is no surprise that Read More…

Custom Sternal Implants

  The sternum, often referred to as the breastbone, is a long bone running down the middle of the chest. It connects to the ribs through a cartilaginous connection. The most common aesthetic deformity of the sternum is pectus excavatum. This is where the sternum and, to some degree, the attached ribs grow abnormally inward. Read More…

Case Study – Custom Sternal Implant

  Background: The breastbone or sternum is a central long flat bone located in the center of the chest. It serves as a connection point for the ribs which creates a strong breastplate of protection for the heart and lungs. The sternum is shaped like a necktie which consists of three parts, the upper manubrium, Read More…

Case Study: Injectable Sternoplasty with Kryptonite Bone Cement

  Background:  The chest deformity, pectus excavatum (funnel chest) is seen as a deep depression of the sternum, usually involving the lower half or two thirds of the sternum. Its deepest indentation is at the junction of the chest and the abdomen. The lower four to six rib cartilages dip backward abnormally to increase the Read More…

Top Articles