Straight versus S-shaped sternotomy: a histologic study in the sheep model


İNAN B. , Kucukdurmaz F. , Karakan S., Teker M. E. , Akcan C., Dilek G. B. , et al.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, cilt.9, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s13019-014-0173-x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Özet

Introduction: Straight sternotomy is the most common access for open heart surgery. Techniques have been proposed for maximizing sternal stability in high-risk patients. This trend implies a growing need for newer surgical techniques. The aim of this experimental study in the sheep model is to evaluate median vs. S shaped sternotomy the feasibility of using a special device to accelerate the sternal instability and bone healing.