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Barboursville boy with physical ailment hopes to play sport he loves
Updated November 29, 2015 3036
Despite suffering from pectus excavatum, a condition in which a person's breastbone is sunken into his chest, 10-year-old Carsen Blower continues doing what he loves most. He plays basketball. ...
Precious the kitten needs a lifesaving operation
November 27, 2015 2938
A kitten born with a rare chest deformity now needs an urgent operation to save her life. Precious the kitten was born at the Margaret Green...
From patient to mentee
November 03, 2015 3239
After undergoing surgery to have two steel bars inserted into her chest during the summer between her sophomore and junior year, Rebecca Uhl agreed with two rules from her...
Chinese doctors successfully reconstruct 78-year-old's chest with 3D printed thoracic cage
October 19, 2015 7199
The TangDu Hospital in Xi’an, China is no stranger to 3D printing technology, as they have successfully performed several surgeries involving 3D printed implants. Not only have they incorporated...
Dr. Murtrie Treating PE Patients with Nuss
October 13, 2015 3073
Even as a kid, Aaron Hollifield noticed he always had trouble exercising and playing sports. "At first, I thought it was just because I was lazy,"...
First ever pectus excavatum correction surgery with 3D printed titanium plate completed in China
Updated September 15, 2015 6055
"...doctors in the TangDu Hospital of the fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an city, Shaanxi province, China, have recently and successfully completed a complex pectus excavatum procedure in which...
Updated September 09, 2015 5090
I will never forget when my hospital door opened and in walked a Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and his team. I was confused. Why was he here? I had just...
Hope for teenagers suffering from ‘Sunken Chest’ Syndrome
August 25, 2015 2999
Pectus excavatum (PE), also known as “sunken chest” or “funnel chest,” is a birth defect characterized by a sunken sternum, or breastbone. It is fairly common, affecting one in...
"Workup of the Pectus Patient" Webinar Tuesday, Sept 15
Updated August 29, 2015 3453
"WORKUP OF THE PECTUS PATIENT" Sept 15, 7-8pm EDT on GoToWebinar - with LIVE surgeon, Dr. Michael Goretsky Our guest surgeon will be...
Teen with Pectus Excavatum Honored with Rotary Club Award
August 04, 2015 3360
Although she could have shied away from the topic, she has chosen to share her story publicly, often blogging about her condition online. In an effort to help other...
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