Pectus carinatum surgery continues to become the most popular treatment for individuals suffering from this condition. Pectus carinatum is one of the many deformities of the chest. In basic terms, this is a condition that is characterized by the protrusion of the sternum of the chest. It is also known as pigeon chest or keel-shaped chest deformity. It is the opposite of a similar condition known as pectus excavatum.
In pectus excavatum the sternum grows inward making the chest appear concave or funnel-shaped. For individuals suffering from pectus carinatum, the chest protrudes outwards. It is not necessarily painful but it varies from individual to individual. In as much as it is not painful it can be quite uncomfortable and bring about other problems.
This is why you should get in touch with a specialist as soon as is possible. The reason why many people are going for the pectus carinatum surgery option is because it can be used on everyone. Adults and children can always go for this kind of treatment and it will benefit them. The problem however is the cost.
Depending on the specialist that you visit, you might end up paying a really hefty amount of money for treatment especially the surgical operations. There are other treatment options such as use of exercise but they are not guaranteed to produce any results. This is particularly so in the case of pectus carinatum where they have been said to make the condition worse. With the pectus excavatum, there are some specific exercises that have been shown to fix the problem.
In closing here is a word of caution: do not go for a pectus carinatum operation at just any person who has put the word ‘specialist’ after this condition’s name. It is good to make sure that you are receiving treatment from an actual specialist. You need not be told that there are quacks everywhere nowadays. Always protect yourself!