Matters Of Heart - Spring 2012

The Magnetic Mini-Mover Procedure, cont.

The Magnetic Mini-Mover Procedure (3MP) uses two magnets, one inside the chest and the other outside the chest, to create a controlled, sustained magnetic force field that gradually moves the rib cartilage to a more normal position---the same principle used in moving teeth with orthodontic braces. 3MP requires only minimal (outpatient) surgery and does not require painful implanted chest wall struts.

Patients ages 8-14 years of age are being recruited this study. If you are interested in participating or learning more about the 3MP trial, please contact Jill Imamura-Ching, RN at or 415-502-0172 and visit our website at



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