A new cable-tie-based sternal closure device: infectious considerations.


OBJECTIVES To determine the difference in sternal infection and other infectious events between conventional wire and cable-tie-based closure techniques post-sternotomy in a collective of patients after cardiac surgery. METHODS The sternal ZipFix™ (ZF) system consists of a biocompatible poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) cable-tie that surrounds the sternum… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt183


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@article{Melly2013ANC, title={A new cable-tie-based sternal closure device: infectious considerations.}, author={Ludovic F Melly and Brigitta Gahl and Ruth Meinke and Florian Rueter and Peter von Matt and Oliver Thomas Reuthebuch and Friedrich S. Eckstein and Martin T. R. Grapow}, journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery}, year={2013}, volume={17 2}, pages={219-23; discussion 223-4} }