Re-fixation of the sternum after sternal dehiscence is still a problem following cardiac surgery. An original technique that allows reinforcement against various causes of dehiscence is described. The technique consists of 3 additional overlapping longitudinal wires set on both sides of the sternum. Over 2 years, this technique was applied in 34 patients, with complete sternal re-fixation in all, and no signs of recurrence on follow-up.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine