Removal of pectus bar fixed with absorbable vs metallic stabilizers.


BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The removal of a pectus bar fixed with a metallic stabilizer can be time consuming and tedious, because in some cases, fibrous or new bone tissue covers the metallic devices. Our study aims to evaluate bar removal in 2 groups of patients with metallic and absorbable stabilizers, respectively. METHODS A total of 162 patients underwent… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.10.029