MORGANTOWN – Physicians at WVU Medicine Children’s are the first in the region to work with device manufacturer Pectus Services to implement the non-invasive T-Joe Pectus Bracing System for children with convex chest wall deformities, known as pectus carinatum. This is the first treatment for pectus carinatum to be implemented at WVU Medicine and WVU Medicine Children’s.
Pectus carinatum is a condition in which the chest wall grows outward, making the chest jut out. It is a fairly common condition, occurring in one in 1,500 children with 50 percent of patients with the condition having a positive family history. The Pectus brace is used to correct the deformity.