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Ravitch Surgery is the oldest and classical thoracic cage deformity correction surgery. It is a type of surgery that can be used in the treatment of both pectus excavatum and carinatum, as well as in pectus arcuatum and asymmetric deformities. While a vertical incision is preferred over the sternum in men, a horizontal incision is made from the folds under the breasts in order to keep the incision scars more hidden in women.


After the incision, some rib cartilages are removed. The sternum is taken to its proper place. Sometimes with this method, materials such as a pectus bar or wire can be placed inside and the bone can be fixed in the appropriate place.

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