The prevention and treatment of sternum separation following open-heart surgery

F Robicsek, H K Daugherty, J W Cook
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 1977, 73 (2): 267-8
A method to prevent and treat sternum separation following open-heart surgery is presented. The procedure consists of passing parasternal continuous sutures placed alternatingly in front and behind the costal cartilages and then including them in the usual parasternal sutures.

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