Sternal closure reinforced with rib heads: A novel technique for prevention and treatment of sternal dehiscence


Vural A. H. , Yalcinkaya S. , Tuerk T., Oeztuerk A., Sezen M., Yavuz S., ...Daha Fazla

HEART SURGERY FORUM, cilt.10, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1532/hsf98.20071089
  • Dergi Adı: HEART SURGERY FORUM

Özet

Background. When a sternotomy cannot be performed at the midline and/or there is infection at the operation site, sternotomy revision can cause problems that increase the mortality and morbidity of the patients. There is no agreement on the best treatment method. In this paper we present a modified wiring technique.