Wang procedure: Background, characteristics and application
Author(s): Dr. Wenlin Wang, Dr. Weiguang Long, Dr. Yang Liu, Dr. Bin Cai and Dr. Juan Luo
Abstract: Wang procedure is a new method to treat pectus excavatum. Before this operation, there was almost only one choice for the treatment of pectus excavatum, which was Nuss procedure. Nuss procedure is a great operation. However, due to obvious defects, improvement is needed. Since general improvement cannot eliminate some deep-rooted defects, the only way to completely eliminate these defects is to design a brand-new technique. It is against this background that Wang procedure came into being. A large number of clinical practices have shown that this operation not only has many advantages that Nuss procedure does not have, but also can be used in a variety of depression and complex deformities. The appearance of Wang procedure has completely changed the concept of thoracic deformity correction and promoted the progress of technology.