Sunken chest surgery: Cryo nerve block numbs the pain
Dr. Kristen Shipman discusses new procedures for correcting chest deformity.
Pediatric surgeon Kristen Shipman, MD, at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, says the surgery to correct it can be painful. But now, a new groundbreaking procedure is changing that.
“We’re able to freeze each intercostal nerve that runs underneath the rib on both sides,” Dr. Shipman explains.
Cryo nerve block uses a probe that is cooled to minus 60 degrees Celsius to deaden the nerves that transmit the pain signals.