BACKGROUND: We describe an improved technique for sternal closure which is performed using combined single and double-cross steel wires. We made a mechanical study of these single and double-cross shapes considering the effects of applied transverse and longitudinal shearing forces. METHODS: We used this technique in 80 patients who underwent coronary surgery with the use of bilateral internal mammary arteries. RESULTS: Among them no major wound complications occurred, and in all cases a firm stabilization of the sternum was achieved. CONCLUSIONS: We therefore consider this technique of sternal closure easy, safe and effective, also in patients considered at risk for sternal dehiscence.
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|Titolo:||Combined use of single and double-cross steel wires for closure of midline sternotomy|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY|
|Citazione:||Mariani, M.a., Vaccari, G., Marullo, A., Cevenini, G., Tripodi, A., Lisi, G., et al. (1998). Combined use of single and double-cross steel wires for closure of midline sternotomy. JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, 39(6), 833-837.|
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