Title

Sternotomy closure with Parham bands.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-1988

Abstract

The closure of a median sternotomy incision requires secure bony approximation to prevent postoperative pain, sternal click, and/or nonunion of bone. The standard technique of sternotomy closure involves the use of stainless steel wires for reapproximation of the sternum. These wires occasionally break or pull through bone, resulting in instability of either a portion of the sternum or the entire sternum. Presented here is our technique for sternotomy closure that provides secure closure with reduced postoperative morbidity.

Volume

3

Issue

3

First Page

235

Last Page

236

ISSN

0886-0440

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

2980021

Department(s)

Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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