Sternal plate closure: indications, surgical procedure and follow-up.


OBJECTIVES Titanium plate osteosynthesis (Synthes) is an alternative option for sternal closure. The indications and time point of application are still debated. This study investigated the application and feasibility of this technique after median sternotomy. METHODS Forty-one patients (29 M/12F, mean age 63 ± 17 years) received the plate system for… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250390


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