Corpus sterni reinforcement improves the stability of primary sternal closure in high-risk patients

Iriz E., Erer D., Koksal P., Ozdogan M. E., Halit V., Sinci V., ...More

SURGERY TODAY, vol.37, no.3, pp.197-201, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-006-3376-5
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.197-201
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Purpose. To compare standard sternal closure techniques with reinforcement longitudinal wire placement in the corpus sterni in high-risk patients undergoing open-heart surgery via median sternotomy.