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Chronic transverse sternal fracture. Role of CT scan and repair by an alternative use of the Synthes-Titanium Sternal Fixation System.

@article{Monaco2009ChronicTS,
  title={Chronic transverse sternal fracture. Role of CT scan and repair by an alternative use of the Synthes-Titanium Sternal Fixation System.},
  author={F. Monaco and S. Lentini and F. Tancredi and M. Savasta and O. Perrone and M. Monaco and R. Gaeta and B. Mondello and M. Barone},
  journal={Il Giornale di chirurgia},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          165-7
        }
}
Chest wall fractures, including injuries of the sternum, usually heal spontaneously without specific treatment. However sometimes, they need surgical treatment. To treat these patients the selection criteria often are subjective in spite of many surgical devices for sternal osteosynthesis are available nowadays. One of the most recent device is the Synthes-Titanium Sternal Fixing System, usually used to treat post-sternotomy dehiscence. We describe the case of a 67-year-old man with previous… Expand

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