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Figure 1: (a) The rib graft harvested; (b) Limited excision of the deformed costal cartilage (the “arrowhead” showing the portion of cartilage ready for excision and “arrow” showing the perichondrial bed after excision of the cartilage); (c) The sternum acquires a new elevated position after the deformed cartilages are excised (schematic representation in lateral view of the same in inset); (d) Schematic representation of the placement of the rib strut posteriorly (inset shows relation with the sternum in lateral view); (e) Schematic representation of the placement of the rib strut anteriorly (inset shows relation with the sternum in lateral view)

Figure 1: (a) The rib graft harvested; (b) Limited excision of the deformed costal cartilage (the “arrowhead” showing the portion of cartilage ready for excision and “arrow” showing the perichondrial bed after excision of the cartilage); (c) The sternum acquires a new elevated position after the deformed cartilages are excised (schematic representation in lateral view of the same in inset); (d) Schematic representation of the placement of the rib strut posteriorly (inset shows relation with the sternum in lateral view); (e) Schematic representation of the placement of the rib strut anteriorly (inset shows relation with the sternum in lateral view)