Following cardiac surgery, sternal stability is a key factor that supports sternal healing, reduces the risk of sternal complications and can improve patient recovery. Rigid plate fixation of the sternum has been shown to provide enhanced stability compared to wire cerclage, and in turn leads to improved healing.
In the SternaLock Blu Study, the gold standard for assessing bone healing was used to evaluate sternal healing. CT scans at three and six months demonstrated that patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced improved and faster healing than patients treated with wire cerclage.
At 3 months, 2.6x more patients with SternaLock Blu had sternal healing than wire cerclage patients, and by 6 months, 80% of SternaLock Blu patients had sternal healing. The use of SternaLock Blu also mitigated the negative impact on sternal healing of various patient risk factors, including age, BMI and smoking.
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
Patients with SternaLock Blu experienced improved and faster healing at three (p < 0.0001) and six (p = 0.04) months.¹