Methods of anterior chest wall stabilisation depending on defect severity

Maitham Sultan, Sebastian Gehmert, Mulyadi Hidayat & Lukas Prantl
Introduction: Partial or complete resection of an infected sternum after cardiac surgery results in wound defect and sternum instability requiring reconstruction. The most common treatment is stabilization with stainless-steel. However, the defected sternum remains at high risk for subsequent instab[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]