Cost Matters

Sternotomy | Sternotomy Wires | Sternotomy Cost

Cost Matters

Information presented is a sumary of study results and should not be construed as a substitute for reviewing the actual study itself. All results are comparisons to wire closure.2

In the current health care environment, it is imperative that new technology be supported by both clinical data and a rigorous economic evaluation. As cardiac surgery shifts from a fee-for-service to a bundled payment model, health care providers will receive a single payment to manage care for a patient over a specified period of time, such as 90 days.

In the SternaLock Blu Study, the global costs over a three months and six months period were evaluated. As patients treated with wire cerclage had a higher incidence of readmissions and sternal complications, and spent more time in rehab hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, the overall costs in SternaLock Blu patients was less over the entire study. SternaLock Blu was shown to result in a cost savings of $1888 per patient at three months, and this savings was maintained out to six months.

SternaLock Blu resulted in total cost savings over six months.2

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RISK INFORMATIONSternaLock Blu
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SternaLock Blu

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INDICATIONS

The Biomet Microfixation Sternal Closure System is intended for use in the stabilization and fixation of fractures of the anterior chest wall including sternal fixation following sternotomy and sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, to promote fusion.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  1. Active infection
  2. Foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
  3. Patients with mental or neurologic conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.

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SternaLock 360

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INDICATIONS

The SternaLock 360 Sternal Closure System is intended for use in the stabilization and fixation of fractures of the sternum including sternal fixation following sternotomy and sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, to promote fusion. The system is intended for use in patients with normal and/or poor bone quality.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  1. Active infection
  2. Foreign body sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
  3. Patients with mental or neurologic conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.

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1 CR 0712S (Clinical Study Report) SternaLock Blu Study, 2014-15, an evaluation of rigid plate fixation in supporting bone healing: a prospective, multi-center trial of 236 total patients undergoing full midline sternotomy.

2 CR 0712E (Economic Study Report) SternaLock Blu Study, 2014-15, an evaluation of rigid fixation in supporting bone healing; a prospective, multi-center trial of 236 total patients undergoing full midline sternotomy.