The device is said to distribute force across a larger area of bone, which can be helpful in patients with morbid obesity, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (forceful coughing), or osteoporosis. The design also allows for rapid opening in case of post-operative complications.
Videos and pictures can be found at the links below.
- Levin LS, Miller AS, Gajjar AH, Bremer KD, Spann J, Milano CA, Erdmann D. An innovative approach for sternal closure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):1995-9.
- Publicity web site with videos.
- Corporate web site with videos.