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., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.5, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20071089
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


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.