3D Simulation of the post-surgical result in patients with Pectus

     Pectus excavatum (PE) is a very common deformity characterized by the depression of the sternum and adjacent costal cartilage, which occurs in 1:400 births. Currently, the most performed surgical correction procedure is the minimally invasive Nuss technique, which consists on the sub-sternal placement of a prosthetic bar, promoting the elevation of the chest wall. 
The main goal of this work was to study the post-surgical result of patients with PE through numerical simulation of the Nuss procedure. 

Additional Information

  • Sara C Neves, Acm Pinho, Jaime C. Fonseca, Nuno F. Rodrigues, Tiago Henriques-Coelho, Jorge Correia-Pinto and J. L. Vilaça, "Finite element analysis of pectus carinatum surgical correction via a minimally invasive approach", in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering.
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