Our First Experience with Rigid Sternal Fixation

Authors: M. Rezler;  A. Mokráček;  D. Čoček;  M. Forst;  J. Čanádyová
Authors‘ workplace: Kardiocentrum – kardiochirurgie, Nemocnice České Budějovice, a. s., primář: MUDr. A. Mokráček, CSc.
Published in: Rozhl. Chir., 2007, roč. 86, č. 8, s. 410-414.
Category: Monothematic special - Original


The authors present their first experience with rigid osteosynthesis of the sternum using the SternaLock® system, used in a 61-year old male patient with a complete sternal dehiscence, diagnosed eight years following his aortocoronary bypass. The authors give a brief overview of the methodology and technique of the system implantation, the discussion deals with pros of the rigid fixation procedures and the commonest risk factors resulting in postoperative sternal instability.

Key words:
sternotomy – dehiscence – rigid osteosynthesis


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