We provide bracing systems for both Pectus Carinatum and Flared Ribs / Pectus Excavatum
Pectus Carinatum Bracing
This is our flagship Bracing System which was first created in 1996. With over 14 years of Pectus experience and modifications designed into it, the T-Joe has evolved into the premier brace used by physicians and the only FDA registered brace in the United States.
The design of the T-Joe Bracing System allows for improvement of mild Pectus carinatum defects to the most severe asymmetric carinatum deformities. Due to its sleek mechanical design, the T-Joe has the flattest profile of any brace available and comfortable to wear. Although Its not invisible, socially minded teenagers enjoy the fact that it’s really hard to see under clothing.
The anatomically friendly shape of the brace allows for unrestricted arm motion and can even be worn during physical activities, such as sports team practices, and gym class. The T-Joe Bracing System is customized to each person ensuring comfortable fit, and the best correction to the Pectus defect. We also offer the only female version of the T-Joe Pectus brace for young ladies - pink color availably!
Flared Rib Bracing
For pectus excavatum patients me offer a version of the T-Joe Pectus Bracing System who often have ‘flared ribs’ or costal arch inversion. This is a condition where the lower ribcage sticks out and frequently goes along with both carinatum and excavatum chest wall defects.
The acclaimed T-Joe Pectus Bracing System boasts a custom design, and when coupled with our T-Joe Exercise program and abdominal workout may re-shape the costal arches or flared ribs into a nice, flat, anatomically correct shape.
For excavatum patients we suggest that it is best to wear the brace prior to PE surgery however the brace can also be used after surgery as well. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment.