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LOCpectus non-surgical treatment for Pectus

The London Orthotic Consultancy's treatment for pectus deformities involves wearing a bespoke brace in combination with a programme of exercises.

 

LOCpectus non-surgical treatment for Pectus

The London Orthotic Consultancy's treatment for pectus deformities involves wearing a bespoke brace in combination with a programme of exercises.

 

LOCpectus Treatment

The London Orthotics Consultancy’s non-surgical treatment for pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum involves wearing a bespoke brace, or orthosis, called a 'Dynamic Chest Compressor', in combination with a programme of daily exercises. We call our treatment programme LOCpectus.

For patients with pectus excavatum, we also recommend the use of the Vacuum Bell. During treatment, the wearer must attend regular reviews at our clinic to constantly monitor and adjust the Dynamic Chest Compressor to ensure the correct correctional forces are being applied.

Dynamic Chest Compressor

 Dynamic Chest Compressor

The Dynamic Chest Compressor is a custom made orthosis that is designed to an individual’s anatomy and to specifically treat their particular type of deformity. Its objective is to apply pressure over areas of the skeleton to remodel chest and rib bones. This concept of bone remodelling is called Wolfe’s Law and is used in dentistry where braces are used to remodel the jaw.

The Dynamic Chest Compressor can be worn under clothing and in most cases is difficult to see even if you have to wear two. However it is not invisible and it may be much simpler to explain to anyone who asks that you are undergoing a specific treatment to correct your chest shape and you have to wear a brace.

The brace is designed so it can be adjusted through growth and as your chest shape improves. We will try to keep it as slim fitting as possible and adjust it at your regular appointments.

 

The Vacuum Bell

The Vacuum Bell

The Vacuum Bell was invented by Eckart Klobe, a graduate in Chemical Engineering; it has been used successfully in the treatment of Pectus Excavatum by a number of German, Austrian and Swiss clinics over the last decade. LOC has added the Vacuum Bell to its LOCpectus treatment programme for Pectus Excavatum. The Bell works by using a silicone cup and a vacuum pump to create an area of low pressure over the Excavatum area.

At LOC we see the best results when the Vacuum Bell treatment is combined with the brace and exercise programme. LOC’s advice is to wear the cup immediately after the completion of the daily exercise regime. This is when the chest should be at its most flexible and along with the brace will maximise the effect of the correctional forces of the Bell.

The combined treatment programme will be thoroughly explained at the initial FREE consultation.