Influence of more than six sternal fixation wires on the incidence of deep sternal wound infection.

@article{Friberg2006InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of more than six sternal fixation wires on the incidence of deep sternal wound infection.},
  author={Orjan Friberg and L G Dahlin and Bo S{\"o}derquist and Jan K{\"a}llman and Rolf Svedjeholm},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={2006},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={468-73}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of the number of sternal fixation wires used on deep sternal wound infection rate and to analyze any possible interaction between this and local collagen-gentamicin prophylaxis evaluated in a previous trial. METHODS The number of sternal fixation wires in all patients from one of two participating centers was counted. The patients were categorized according to six or fewer (standard technique, ST group) vs. seven or more… CONTINUE READING