This classification system, however, does not account for important variables such as acuity, grade of partial tears and distinctions between clavicular and sternocostal head injuries.
26) The "triangle sign" may be apparent in patients with a sternocostal rupture but intact clavicular head (4) or the "S sign" in patients with a retracted stump visible along the lateral chest wall with forward elevation.
In this case it was possible to obtain information about the state of sternocostal complex and thoracic organs with indirect images about the morphological structures of the sternocostal complex and its parts (breast bone, cartilaginous part of the ribs) in different planes.
These children had good elasticity of the sternocostal complex.
At the end of investigation, summarizing the data of the developed criteria, the elasticity of the anterior sternocostal complex was determined for which the computer program was developed.
The table shows, that summarizing all parameters of criteria of deformation of the sternocostal complex in 27 (50.
Depending on a degree of elasticity of the sternocostal complex the method of operative correction was chosen.
The unsatisfactory result is when there is noted sinking deeply of sternocostal complex looking-like pectus excavatum of degree 1, that is, the relapse of deformation is of mild degree.
0%) children with sufficient elasticity of the sternocostal complex there was performed real thoracoplasty by D.
8%) patients with moderate degree of elasticity (more often they are children at the age of from 11 up to 15 years) with the purpose of reduction of resistance of the sternocostal complex the thoracoplasty by D.