Preliminary results of orthotic treatment of pectus deformities in children and adolescents.

@article{Haje1992PreliminaryRO,
  title={Preliminary results of orthotic treatment of pectus deformities in children and adolescents.},
  author={Sidney A. Haje and James Richard Bowen},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  year={1992},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={795-800}
}
Fifty-five children and adolescents with different types of pectus deformities and a minimum follow-up of 1 year were assessed to determine the effectiveness of nonoperative treatment with a dynamic chest compressor orthosis. Thirty-seven patients were treated and compared with 18 untreated patients. The treated patients had a better outcome. Reshaping of the contour of the chest wall was observed in 21 patients with inferior and lateral types of pectus carinatum. The dynamic chest compressor… CONTINUE READING
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