Elastic Stable Chest Repair as a Means of Stabilizing the Anterior Chest Wall in Recurrent Pectus Excavatum with Sternocostal Pseudarthrosis: An Innovative Fixation Device.

@article{SchulzDrost2015ElasticSC,
  title={Elastic Stable Chest Repair as a Means of Stabilizing the Anterior Chest Wall in Recurrent Pectus Excavatum with Sternocostal Pseudarthrosis: An Innovative Fixation Device.},
  author={Stefan Schulz-Drost and Julia Syed and Manuel Besendoerfer and Andreas Mauerer and Matthias Blanke and Melanie Schulz-Drost and Roman Th. Carbon},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2015},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={419-26}
}
INTRODUCTION Open surgical procedures in the treatment of pectus excavatum (PE) involve predetermined incisions in the parasternal cartilage and the bony ribs. For some procedures, the ribs are even dissected from the sternum for better sternal mobilization and thus better elevation of the funnel. Secure restoration of the sternocostal junction is then required, with the consequence that healing may be quite impaired. Patients may also subsequently suffer from sternocostal nonunion, for example… CONTINUE READING