Testimonials from patients treated with the FMF Dynamic Compressor System at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Wisconsin, USA.
Pectus carinatum causes a child’s sternum and rib cartilage protrude from the chest. In some cases, a custom-fitted compression brace can be used in much the same way as orthodontic braces work for crooked teeth, pushing the chest wall back into its normal position. The brace must be worn as often as possible, with children removing it only for showering/bathing and athletic activity. Most children will need to wear the brace for six to 20 months.
What’s it like living with pectus carinatum and dealing with the brace? Let Pediatric Chest Wall Clinic patients Amelia, Madeline, Matthias and Chad tell you.