Chest wall disorders

Chest wall disorders are a group of thoracic deformities that result in inefficient coupling between the respiratory muscles and the thoracic cage. The disorders are usually characterised by a restrictive defect and share the potential of long term hypercapnic respiratory failure.

The most common chest wall abnormality leading to respiratory failure is thoracoplasty. Scoliosis or kyphoscoliosis may also cause severe respiratory failure.

Symptoms of respiratory failure include: dyspnoea on exertion, peripheral oedema, orthopnoea, repeated chest infections, morning headaches, fatigue, poor sleep quality and loss of appetite.

Chest wall disorder treatment options

Treating a patient with respiratory failure associated with a chest wall disorder can help alleviate some of the symptoms of poor respiration.

ResMed’s solutions for chest wall disorders

ResMed offers a range of solutions for patients with respiratory failure due to chest wall disorders.

ResMed’s solutions for chest wall disorders

ResMed’s solutions for chest wall disorders

ResMed offers a range of solutions for patients with respiratory failure due to chest wall disorders.

Chest wall disorder patient outcomes

Chest wall disorder patient outcomes

Learn how NIV may help improve the lives of patients with chest wall disorders.