Modified Tightening for Figure-of-Eight Sternal Wiring Closure.

Innovations (Phila) 2015 Sep-Oct;10(5):368-9

From the *Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; †National Heart Centre, Singapore, Singapore; and ‡Department of Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

This is a simple and quick method for the tightening of figure-of-eight wires routinely used for sternal closure. This technique gives a stable approximation, adequate reduction, and immobilization, providing higher strength and rigidity compared with conventional figure-of-eight closure. The advantage of this technique is that it tightens all the four wires equally, thus avoiding loose loops.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000194DOI Listing
September 2016

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