Pectus Excavatum Repair
Used for minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum including a wide variety of implant options and specialized instrumentation.Discover More
Watch Cara’s Story
Learn how the Pectus Bar impacted Cara’s life.
Cara was born with a congenital abnormality in her chest wall, known as pectus excavatum. Hear Cara’s story on what it was like to take a deep breath towards recovery.
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 titanium implants available for those with certain metal allergies
1/10 ᵗʰ Less Blood Loss
Blood loss during the minimally invasive repair of Pectus Excatavum (MIRPE) is generally 10 to 30cc, compared to the 300cc lost with other products and techniques²
40 Minutes of Operating Time
MIRPE takes approximately 40 minutes as opposed to the four to six hours required for the Ravitch procedure.²
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.
Zimmer Biomet has over two decades of clinical data and design expertise in the minimally invasive repair of Pectus Excavatum. Pectus Blu3 is the next-generation Pectus repair system, featuring pre-bent bars, a new stabilizer design, plus intuitive instrumentation. This all adds up to a system that is designed to improve procedural efficiency* and help surgeons deliver optimal results in deformity correction for both pediatric and adult patients. Enhancements from the Pectus Legacy System include:
- Titanium Implants to eliminate nickel allergy testing
- Pre-Bent Bars to help reduce OR time spend bending a straight bar
- No bar scallops which can result in tissue ingrowth
- Type II anodization of the bars4 provides increased lubricity of the metal, increased fatigue strength, and reduced galling
20+ Years of Pectus Bar
With more than 100,000 patients treated globally and two decades of clinical data, our sales team is dedicated to supporting surgeons and patients.
Legacy Studies + Whitepapers
Explore whitepapers and legacy studies on pectus repair using Zimmer Biomet products.