Etermination angle of deflection of the sternum and near sternal areas as the basis of diagnosis keeled chest deformity in children
For diagnostic's improvement of pectus carinatum among children it is suggested the research of sternum position and sternum areas among healthy children, by determining the angle value of their deviations with referring to the horizontal level. It was developed a scheme in which pointed out anatomical marks for measurements of deflection angle of the chest is determined using pendulum inclinometer. 668 children aged 3-18 have been examined. By analysis of the obtained values of physiological sternum deviation angle and sternum areas, it was found out that its value doesn't depend on the age and sex of children, but it vary depending on the somatotype of the child.