Pectus carinatum, or pigeon chest, is a moderately rare condition. It occurs in one in 1,500 births, but one aspect which does not receive as much attention is the psychological aspect. If you are interested in learning how pectus carinatum can affect your child’s mental health and what you can do about it, then read on.
Pectus carinatum, also known by the names pigeon chest or pouter pigeon breast, is a relatively common congenital condition which affects around 1 in every 1500 births. Treating pigeon chest is possible, but is the treatment painful? Let's find out!
Do your child’s ribs stick out from the rest of their chest? This condition is a worry for any parent. However, it is not as uncommon as you may first think. Read on to find out possible reasons for this occurrence and potential treatments.
Does your child’s chest bone stick out? This is a worrying situation for any parent, but it is important not to panic. This article will discuss possible reasons for a protruding chest bone, other signs and symptoms of pectus carinatum, when you should see a doctor, and how to treat a protruding chest bone.
Pectus carinatum is a deformity where the breastbone sticks out from the rest of the chest. It's present from birth, although it becomes more obvious during early puberty. Learn more about what you can do about it.
Insurance is always a big question when it comes to healthcare. Particularly, pectus carinatum and rib-flare are challenging areas to rely on insurance reimbursement given the lack of clarity in the insurance coding system. Our detailed guide will walk you through some background on how insurance works, what the status is of compression bracing within the insurance ecosystem, and how to best go about getting insurance to pay for some or all of the cost of Dakota Brace.
Bracing is the recommended treatment for pectus carinatum. Discover how Discover the differences between in-person and remote treatment, why patients prefer remote consultations, and how Dakota Brace can help you get the perfect pigeon chest brace.
Pectus carinatum is rarely, if ever, a self-resolving condition. In other words, it will not improve if just left alone. Discover why surgery should never be your first option and how Dakota Brace can help.
Pigeon chest is unlikely to improve by itself; however, effective treatment methods for this condition are available. The use of an orthotic pectus carinatum brace is generally recommended as the first line of treatment. Discover why Dakota Brace is your best choice!
Rib flare, also known as rib flaring, is a chest abnormality characterized by protrusion of the lower rib cage region. Orthotic rib braces are the recommended choice for treating rib flare in most patients. Read on to discover how they work.