Deformity of the chest wall

STRATOS was developed in order to surgically manage deformities of the chest such as pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum and pectus arcuatum.

Pectus Excavatum with Sterno-Costo-Chondroplasty (SCC)

Pectus Carinatum with Sterno-Costo-Chrondroplasty (SCC)

Mixed forms of the said deformities, asymmetric forms and deformities of the costal arch can also be treated with STRATOS. Depending on the type and severity of the deformity this disease involves not only psychological side effects but also physiological ones.

With appropriate preoperative evaluation and surgical strategy, STRATOS is highly versatile and constitutes an innovative technique for the management of chest deformities.


  • one implant bridge per mobilised rib level
  • an implant bridge comprises two Titanium rib clips and one Titanium connecting bar
  • the Titanium rib clips are selected according to the anatomical situation and placed on the left and right sides of the rib
  • after precise positioning and alignment of the Titanium rib clips the Titanium connecting bar is shortened to the particular length and introduced to the connectors of the titanium rib clips
  • the Titanium rib clips are fixed in place on the rib
  • the Titanium connecting bar is crimped onto the connectors of the Titanium rib clips

Advantages and outcome

Technical advantages
  • DThe rib clips comprise one item so time-consuming intraoperative configuration is eliminated
  • Functionally stable fixation of the previously mobilised ribs and / or cartilage
  • Clearly organised range of implants
  • User-friendly instrument set
  • Made of pure titanium so imaging for postoperative monitoring is interference-free
Benefit and outcome
  • stable fixation of the Titanium rib clip on the costal arch, left and right
  • secure connection by crimping the connectors of the Titanium rib clips to the Titanium connecting bar
  • immediate functionally stable fixation of the mobilised rib level
  • the patient is mobile directly after the intervention


Subjective successes in the application of STRATOS
  • Patient satisfaction due to tremendous improvement in the quality of life
  • Surgeon satisfaction due to individual, easy selection and application of products
Objective successes in the application of STRATOS
  • Easy adaptation of implants at the rib
  • Quantitative morphological change
  • Functional changes such as improvement in heart function and respiratory function
  • Uncomplicated removal of implants after healing

Product catalog and information

product catalogue

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