What to Expect
For the first visit you will meet with your orthotist and they will perform a clinical evaluation, discuss the treatment plan and take measurements. We’ll use the results of the measurement to either fit an off-the-shelf orthosis or to create a custom orthosis to fit approximately two weeks later.
The initial phase of treatment for pectus carinatum is to reduce the deformity and then to maintain correction. The amount of correction is dependent upon a number of factors, one of which includes the flexibility of the pectus carinatum. Full-time wearing schedule is 18 or more hours per day. The duration of treatment will be determined by the physician.
Follow-up is an important part of the program; your child’s brace may need to be periodically checked and adjusted due to growth and progress.