Pectus Excavatum Correction
Minimized Operating Time, Minimized Blood Loss – Faster Return to Activity1
- The standard of care for treatment of pectus excavatum2
- Compared to traditional methods, this minimally invasive technique allows for less surgery time and a quicker return to regular activity1
- Patient-matched implants available
The Nuss Procedure and Pectus Bar Development
A Story of Life-Changing Innovation
In 1997, Dr. Donald Nuss, in cooperation with Zimmer Biomet, developed a minimally invasive surgical procedure and Pectus Bar implant to remodel the chest wall over a two- to three-year period. The Nuss procedure, also known as the “Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum” (MIRPE), uses principles of minimal-access surgery through two small incisions and thoracoscopy combined with the proper placement of a Pectus Bar to achieve correction of Pectus Excavatum, also known as “sunken” or “funnel” chest. This minimally invasive technique has impacted the lives of thousands of patients around the world.
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Patient Risk Information
The Biomet Microfixation Thoracic Fixation System is indicated for use in the stabilization and fixation of fractures in the chest wall including sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, trauma, or planned osteotomies. The system may be used in normal and poor bone to promote union.
- Spanning a midline sternotomy.
- Active infection.
- Foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
- Patients with mental or neurologic conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.
1 Nuss D, Kelly RE, Croitoru D, Katz ME. A 10-year review of a minimally invasive technique for the correction of pectus excavatum. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 1998;33(4):545-552.
2 Kelly RE, Nuss D, et al. Twenty-one years of experience with minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum by the Nuss procedure in 1215 Patients. Annals of Surgery. 2010; 252(6):1072-1081