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Pectus Excavatum Correction

Pectus Excavatum Repair

Pectus excavatum is a chest wall deformity occurring in approximately one of every 1,000 children. This congenital deformity is characterized by a concave shaped chest. There is a minimally invasive solution to help.

Pectus Bar

Used for minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum including a wide variety of implant options and specialized instrumentation.

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Pectus Blu®

Next generation minimally invasive pectus system, with pre-bent bars, new stabilizer design and intuitive instrumentation.

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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.

Pectus Blu

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.

The Nuss Procedure

View the clinical benefits to the minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum.

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Market Access Disclaimer

The cost or savings amounts reflected in the SternaLock® Blu Rigid Sternal Fixation Cost/Savings Model are based on the clinical and economic results and assumptions from the SternaLock® Blu Study1 as well as the model inputs selected and/or entered in the Model Inputs section. All content in this document is informational only, general in nature and does not cover all situations or all payers’ rules or policies. The service and the product must be reasonable and necessary for the care of the patient to support reimbursement. Providers should report the procedure and related codes that most accurately describe the patients’ medical condition, procedures performed and the products used. This document represents no promise or guarantee by Zimmer Biomet regarding coverage or payment for products or procedures by Medicare or other payers, nor concerning levels of costs or savings. Providers should check Medicare bulletins, manuals, program memoranda, and Medicare guidelines to ensure compliance with Medicare requirements. Inquiries can be directed to the provider’s respective Medicare Administrative Contractor, or to the respective Payers. Zimmer Biomet specifically disclaims liability or responsibility for the results or consequences of any actions taken in reliance on information in this guide.

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