Sternal pseudoarthrosis after resternotomy treated with the Strasbourg Thoracic Osteosyntheses System: a case report
Surgery
Ričardas Janilionis
Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz
Vytautas Jovaišas
Žymantas Jagelavičius
Ramūnas Valančius
Published 2013-11-06
https://doi.org/10.6001/actamedica.v20i3.2728
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Keywords

sternotomy
sternal pseudoarthrosis
sternal osteosynthesis
chest instability
STRATOS

How to Cite

Janilionis R., Falcoz P.-E., Jovaišas V., Jagelavičius Žymantas and Valančius R. (2013) “Sternal pseudoarthrosis after resternotomy treated with the Strasbourg Thoracic Osteosyntheses System: a case report”, Acta medica Lituanica, 20(3), pp. 129-134. doi: 10.6001/actamedica.v20i3.2728.

Abstract

Sternal dehiscence is a serious complication after general thoracic and cardiac surgery. Sternal resuturing, performed by simple rewiring or technical modification of rewiring, can fail overall when the bone quality is poor or the sternum is completely destroyed. A number of different sternal closure systems, consisting of plates, screws, clips and titanium bars, have been recently intoduced to treat the complicated sternal dehiscence. We describe the use of the Strasbourg Thoracic Osteosyntheses System (STRATOS) to treat complicated sternal dehiscence causing chest and back pain, sternum and chest instability, which was applied for the first time in Lithuania.
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