Longitudinal reinforcement for treatment of sternal dehiscence

Pasquale Totaro, Nello Degno, Vincenzo Argano

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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