Pectus Deformity Treatment
Advanced Orthodynamics works with Dr. Paul Missiuna in treatment of children with pectus deformities. Patients have come from Canada, the U.S. and abroad to seek the medical advice of Dr. Missiuna and the bracing expertise of Orthotist Eric Bapty.
Dr. Paul Missiuna has been treating children with pectus deformities based on the work done by Dr. Sydney A. Haje M.D. and Dr. J. Richard Bowen M.D., at the Fundacao Hospitalar do Distrito Federal, Brasilia, Brazil and the Aflred I. DuPont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware respectively.
An orthosis called the dynamic chest compressor (DCC) was reported by Haje and Raymundo in 1979 to have good results treating pectus deformities. We have modified the design at Advanced Orthodynamics to make the device more attractive to the North American teenager by making the device as light and inconspicuous as possible -- allowing the teen or child to even wear the brace under a loose fitting T-shirt.
Clinical Research and Papers
Visitors to this website may be interested in the ground-breaking work of Dr. Syndey A. Haje M.D. and Dr. J. Richard Bowen M.D. as presented in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics -- Preliminary Results of Orthotic Treatment of Pectus Deformities in Children and Adolescents [Sydney A. Haje, M.D. and J. Richard Bowen M.D.] 1992 Raven Press Ltd., New York.
Summary: 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 has minimal morbidity and is a valuable treatment option of pectus deformities in the growing period.
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