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. , ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.9, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s13019-014-0173-x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Abstract

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.