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Minimally Invasive Sternal Reconstruction for Chronic Partial Sternal Separation After Cardiac Surgery

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posted on 23.05.2022, 19:23 authored by Vasily Kaleda, Oleg Orlov, Vladimir Murylev, Anatoly Molochkov

 Sternal dehiscence without mediastinitis is a rare and relatively benign complication after cardiac surgery. However, it may cause severe discomfort for a patient. Traditional approaches include the Robicsek technique and its modifications, which require advanced dissection of the posterior surface of the sternum (1,2). In this video, the authors present a less invasive approach for chronic partial sternal separation using titanium implants.  


 

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  1. Robicsek F, Fokin A, Cook J, Bhatia D. Sternal instability after midline sternotomy. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2000 Feb;48(1):1-8. doi:10.1055/s-2000-9945.
  2. Freystaetter K, Dunning J. The Robicsek Procedure for Closure of a Dehiscence of the Sternum. April 2020. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.12126438

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