Secondary sternal repair following median sternotomy using interosseous absorbable sutures and pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps.

@article{Perkins1996SecondarySR,
  title={Secondary sternal repair following median sternotomy using interosseous absorbable sutures and pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps.},
  author={Devon M. Perkins and Jeremy A. Hunt and David G. Pennington and Harvey S. Stern},
  journal={British journal of plastic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={
          214-9
        }
}
A consecutive series of 19 patients were treated for median sternotomy dehiscence by secondary sternal closure with interosseous absorbable sutures and superimposed pectoralis major myocutaneous advancement flaps. These patients were selected for this treatment only on the basis of the quality and quantity of remaining bone stock after debridement. Using this technique there have been no failures of primary therapy with a zero 30-day mortality rate. All patients have achieved good functional… CONTINUE READING
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