Mechanical comparison of median sternotomy closure in dogs using polydioxanone and wire sutures.

@article{Gines2011MechanicalCO,
  title={Mechanical comparison of median sternotomy closure in dogs using polydioxanone and wire sutures.},
  author={Jose Alberto Gines and Ed J Friend and Miguel A. Arnau Vives and William J. Browne and John Tarlton and Guillaume P. A. Chanoit},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={
          582-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the mechanical properties of two different materials for canine median sternotomy closure. STUDY DESIGN In vitro biomechanical study. SAMPLE POPULATION Twelve canine cadaveric entire sternum and portion of associated ribs and musculature. METHODS Median sternotomy leaving the manubrium intact was closed using polydioxanone and stainless steel wire in a figure of eight pattern. Constructs were loaded in a servohydraulic material testing system and displacement was… CONTINUE READING
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