Thursday, February 9, 2012

KLS Talon Sternal Closure

The KLS Sternal Talon is a new sternal closure device. The device has two halves that are placed on opposite sides of the sternotomy and snapped together. Each half can can have either one or two legs (or hooks). The single-legged design is shown above.

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.


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