Sternotomy closure with Parham bands.
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.
Published In/Presented At
Badellino, M., Cavarocchi, N. C., Kolff, J., Alpern, J. B., & McClurken, J. B. (1988). Sternotomy closure with Parham bands. Journal of cardiac surgery, 3(3), 235–236. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-8191.1988.tb00242.x
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery