Chest wall reconstruction for sternal dehiscence after open heart surgery.

@article{Chang2013ChestWR,
  title={Chest wall reconstruction for sternal dehiscence after open heart surgery.},
  author={Eric I Chang and Jaco H. Festekjian and Timothy A. Miller and Abbas Ardehali and George H. Rudkin},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={84-7}
}
BACKGROUND Sternal dehiscence is a grave complication after open heart surgery. Sternal debridement and flap coverage are the mainstays of therapy, but no consensus exists regarding the appropriate level of debridement. More recently, the use of vacuum-assisted closure devices has been advocated as a bridge to definitive closure, but indications for use… CONTINUE READING