Recovery Matters

Sternotomy | Sternum Surgery Recovery

Recovery 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.1,2,4
 

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced less pain, improved quality of life and spent fewer days in rehab hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Sternal stability and healing plays a key role in improving patient recovery. The SternaLock Blu Study examined numerous patient outcomes, including postoperative sternal pain, patient function, quality of life and outpatient and other resource utilization over a six-month period following cardiac surgery.

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu were found to have less pain, improved function and quality of life and spent less time in rehab hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Within the 1st 3 months of surgery, there were significantly more patients with SternaLock Blu with no sternal pain compared to patients treated with wire cerclage. Similar improvements were also seen in patient’s quality of life, and SternaLock Blu patients spent 237 total fewer days in rehab hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The SternaLock Blu Study also demonstrated a strong correlation between sternal healing and the absence of postoperative sternal pain, supporting that the improved stability and healing with SternaLock Blu led to improved clinical outcomes and less postoperative pain.

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu spent fewer days in rehab hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.1,2,4

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Sternal Closure Recovery - Reduced Resource Utilization
Sternal Closure Rehab & Recovery
Sternal Closure Recovery - Rehab & Recovery

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RISK INFORMATIONSternaLock Blu
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SternaLock Blu

Patient Risk Information

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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

Patient Risk Information

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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.

4 SternaLock Blu patients spent a total of 237 total fewer days in rehab hospitals or skilled nursing facilities over 6 months. 705 total days for wire cerclage patients (n=120) vs. 468 total days for SternaLock Blu patients (n=116).