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.