clavicle orthosis / pediatric
Pectus carinatum is major deformity in the chest area. It describes a protrusion of the chest over the sternum, often described as giving the person a bird-like appearance. It may occur as a solitary abnormality or in association with other genetic disorders or syndromes. The infected chest looks like pigeon that’s why we called this deformity “pigeon chest”. It’s most commonly noticed in males around their 11th birthday.
Lungs and hearts develop in people with pigeon chest normally, but the deformity may prevent these from functioning optimally. Because of limited motion and weakness of back muscles and muscles of respiration, these young people may have a decrease in stamina. What’s more, the different shape of the chest can damage their self-image and self-confidence, possibly disrupting connections with others.