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Pectus Up

WEB PECTUS UP

Pectus Excavatum is a congenital deformity of the chest cavity, characterised by the concave or “funnel-like” shape of the chest.

  • The sternum is turned inwards, putting pressure on the vital organs within the thorax, restricting their capacity for growth and provoking shortness of breath and respiratory problems.
  • It affects 1 in 1000 children and is the most common congenital abnormality of the chest wall (90%).
  • The ailment is slight at birth, becoming more pronounced during infancy and adolescence.
  • There are only two surgical methods for correcting it:
    • The Ravitch method and,
    • The Nuss method.
  • Both techniques are highly invasive for the patient.

 


The solution: Pectus UP

From the collaboration between Ventura Medical Technologies, S.L. and Dr. Bardají, from the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí, Pectus UP Surgery Kit is born, to find a new, less invasive technique for treating patients with Pectus Excavatum.

Pectus UP is a set of implants and tools manufactured with the aim of treating this pathology with a new surgical method called Taulinoplastia, which is less painful and entails a shorter convalescence period than other methods.


Why Pectus UP?

Pectus Up and Taulinoplastia form a technological revolution within the world of chest surgery for the treatment of Pectus Excavatum, due to their minimal invasiveness and a notable reduction in the convalescence period required for the patient.

Taulinoplastia Technique

Advantages with respect to other techniques:

  • Minimally invasive
  • External device in the subcutaneous tissue
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Much shorter recovery period
  • There is no risk of affecting internal organs
  • Shorter surgical intervention
  • Small incisions
  • Does not require intensive treatment
  • Does not require post-operational tubes

Tecnical information

Pectus UP Surgery Kit

Pectus UP is a kit developed by Ventura Medical Technologies from a joint project with the Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí and based on Dr. Bardají’s original idea.

The Pectus UP Surgery Kit is made up of a plate with a functional design, diverse bone fixtures and a set of tools for the Taulinoplastia process.

Current regulations regarding materials and treatments have been taken into account in the creation of each of the elements of the Pectus UP Surgery Kit so that the implant is completely bioinert within the human body. Furthermore, all necessary research has been carried out to ensure that the product fulfils it function.


Surgical procedure

  1. Minimally invasive and necessary incisions for the placement of the plate and use of the thoracoscope.
  2. Create a hole in the patient’s sternum.
  3. Place the plate in the desired position, ensuring that the central hole coincides with the hole made in the bone. Add the elevating system.
  4. Elevate the sternum to the ideal position and fix the plate to the sternum with the screws.
  5. Extract the elevator and close the incision.

If you need information regarding this product, do not hesitate to contact us.

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