Management of sternal precautions following median sternotomy by physical therapists in Australia: a web-based survey.

@article{Tuyl2012ManagementOS,
  title={Management of sternal precautions following median sternotomy by physical therapists in Australia: a web-based survey.},
  author={Lara J Tuyl and Jennifer H Mackney and Catherine Louise Johnston},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={83-97}
}
BACKGROUND Sternal precautions are utilized within many hospitals with the aim of preventing the occurrence of sternal complications (eg, infection, wound breakdown) following midline sternotomy. The evidence base for sternal precaution protocols, however, has been questioned due to a paucity of research, unknown effect on patient outcomes, and possible discrepancies in pattern of use among institutions. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate and document the use of sternal… CONTINUE READING

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