How much does a pectus brace cost?

How much does a pectus brace cost?

How much does a Pectus Brace cost?

Procedure Code Description of Treatment Standard Price*
L1499 Pectus Brace $3,250.00

Can a brace fix pectus excavatum?

For some pectus excavatum patients, having a brace apply pressure to the ribs – in addition to vacuum bell therapy – can greatly reduce the appearance of the depressed sternum area of the chest, forcing it upwards and outwards into a more corrective position.

How do you fix pectus carinatum without surgery?

Surgical and nonsurgical methods are available for treatment of pectus carinatum. The nonsurgical method involves external compression of the sternum using a brace. Bracing is generally the first option for treatment; if it fails, surgical correction can be considered [2].

Does insurance cover pectus carinatum brace?

Insurance companies typically do not cover the cost of a brace unless a child’s pectus carinatum is causing symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain. It is worth asking, but families usually pay out of pocket for this therapy.

How long do you have to wear a pectus Carinatum brace?

Most kids will wear a brace for 6 months to a year, though some will need one for longer. They usually can remove it for sports, showering, and other activities, but usually must wear it for 8 hours a day or longer. Help your child wear the brace exactly as recommended by your health care provider.

How do you sleep with pectus Carinatum brace?

Most patients experience no discomfort wearing the brace, unless they adjust the brace too tightly – causing skin irritation. Sleeping on your front during the correction phase of treatment when the brace must be worn 23 hours/day for 7 days/week may also be uncomfortable.

Can you live a normal life with pectus excavatum?

Pectus Excavatum is not preventable, but it is treatable. While some live a normal, active lifestyle with Pectus Excavatum (sunken chest), the treatment of more severe cases includes surgery. Searching for options when it comes to sunken chest can be overwhelming.

Does pectus Carinatum get worse with age?

Pectus carinatum occurs in roughly 1 per 1,500 children. It’s more common in boys than in girls, and typically isn’t seen until after a child’s 11th birthday. The condition often worsens during the growth spurt that comes with adolescence.

Is pectus carinatum surgery expensive?

The cost for the SIMPLE Pectus surgery for pectus excavatum can vary from $15,000 to $25,000. This is considerably less than the cost of Nuss and Ravitch procedures since no hospital stay is needed.

How long does pectus carinatum brace take?

What is the La pectus brace treatment program?

This is the LA Pectus Technique; a treatment program designed for maximum results. Each child and each Pectus Carinatum is unique, therefore each LA Pectus Brace is customized to provide the most effective application of pressures to ensure perfect results.

Are there any studies on pectus carinatum braces?

Between 2001 & 2007 the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Fundación Hospitalaria’s Private Children’s Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina conducted a study on the effectiveness of the FMF compression brace for treating Pectus Carinatum. The results of this study are discussed on our Scientific Studies page.

How is the La pectus brace used to treat chest deformity?

The LA Pectus brace applies Anterior (front) force to the chest deformity and this is counteracted by a posterior (back) force. The LA Brace Technique involves four phases of treatment: Remodeling of chest. The deformity is gradually reduced and the brace is continually tightened to accommodate the reduction in the size of the deformity.

Where are the struts placed in a pectus brace?

Stainless-steel struts are placed across the anterior chest to support the breastbone and are wired to the appropriate ribs on each side, allowing the breastbone to be elevated. The struts are removed later through a second surgical procedure. 4. The LA Pectus Brace Technique