Pigeon chest brace: conservative treatment of pigeon chest
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What is a pigeon chest orthosis?

Pigeon chest orthosis is an aid to correct a ribcage deformity known as pigeon chest.

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Correction by pressure point

What is a pigeon chest orthosis?

A pigeon chest orthosis (also known as keel chest brace) is an aid to correct the ribcage deformity known as pigeon chest. This orthosis is a component of chest compression therapy and exerts slight pressure on the chest. In this way, the deformity is corrected using natural growth. Similar to orthodontic tooth correction, the orthosis continuously pushes back the sternum.

Wear comfort and wearing time

The pigeon chest is very lightweight, making it comfortable to wear. The pad can be removed for washing. The narrow shape of the orthosis also allows the device to be worn discreetly under clothing.

If you have worn the pigeon chest orthosis regularly for some time, the pressure on the front pad can be easily increased. The treatment result can be almost perfect if the pigeon chest orthosis is continuously worn over a period of several months to years. The exact wearing time will be determined by your doctor. Ideally, the pigeon chest orthosis is used 23 hours a day.

Kielbrustorthese | © Pohlig GmbH
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Who will cover the costs?

The consultation we offer is free of charge.

If you decide to undergo treatment with a pigeon chest orthosis and are have statuatory health insurance, we will apply to your health insurance company and request coverage of costs. To do this, we need the prescription from your doctor. Once we receive approval from your health insurance company, we will contact you and begin with treatment.

If you are privately insured, we will send you a cost estimate. You can submit this together with the prescription to your private health insurance company to apply for reimbursement of the pigeon chest orthosis. As soon as you want to start the treatment, make an appointment with us.