Surgical Fixation of Sternal Fractures: Preoperative Planning and a Safe Surgical Technique Using Locked Titanium Plates and Depth Limited Drilling

@inproceedings{SchulzDrost2015SurgicalFO,
  title={Surgical Fixation of Sternal Fractures: Preoperative Planning and a Safe Surgical Technique Using Locked Titanium Plates and Depth Limited Drilling},
  author={Stefan Schulz-Drost and Pascal Oppel and Sina Grupp and Sonja Schmitt and Roman Th. Carbon and Andreas Mauerer and Friedrich Frank Hennig and Thomas Buder},
  booktitle={Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE},
  year={2015}
}
Different ways to stabilize a sternal fracture are described in literature. Respecting different mechanisms of trauma such as the direct impact to the anterior chest wall or the flexion-compression injury of the trunk, there is a need to retain each sternal fragment in the correct position while neutralizing shearing forces to the sternum. Anterior sternal… CONTINUE READING