THORACIC STRONGTM

Restoring Chest Wall Stability

Wire and Cable Closure

Designed for the stabilization of the chest wall following sternotomy procedures, we offer a range of wire and cable systems to meet the needs of each procedure and each patient.

Single Wire Sternum Sutures

Nonabsorbable, sterile, surgical sutures used in sternal closure that are available in multiple diameters and lengths with a variety of needle sizes and tip configurations.

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DoubleWire™ Sternal Closure System

The DoubleWire suture provides increased surface area and strength compared to that of a single wire suture of the same gauge and material. The DoubleWire Twister is designed to enable quick and easy installation.

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Sternal Cable System

Designed to be an improved alternative over traditional monofilament sternal wire with a stronger closure using multiple “figure 8” construction.¹

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Single Wire Sternum Sutures

  • Designed to conform to the contours of the sternum and to enhance approximation.
  • Conforms more closely to the contours of the sternum than other less flexible wires.
  • Meets the ASTM F138 & 5832-1 standards for implant grade surgical fixation sternotomy suture wire.3
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DoubleWire Sternal Closure System

  • Consists of a looped wire suture with an attached ball-end or cutting needle that can be inserted simultaneously either transsternal or peristernal.
  • Two wires provide increased surface area and strength compared to that of a single wire suture of the same gauge and material.
  • The DoubleWire Twister allows for a one-handed technique that simultaneously applies tension and twist the suture for final approximation of the sternum.
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Sternal Cable System

  • Approximately ten times stronger in fatigue strength as compared to standard sternal wire.2
  • The tensioning system permits adjustment of the cable intra-operatively to a known value, allowing for consistency in pressure along the midline.
  • Unique multi-strand design uniformly hugs the bone in a “figure 8” construct, while reducing the risk of kinking.
  • Diameter 1.1mm SS and 1.3mm Ti
  • Low profile crimp.

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The cost or savings amounts reflected in the SternaLock® Blu Rigid Sternal Fixation Cost/Savings Model are based on the clinical and economic results and assumptions from the SternaLock® Blu Study1 as well as the model inputs selected and/or entered in the Model Inputs section. All content in this document is informational only, general in nature and does not cover all situations or all payers’ rules or policies. The service and the product must be reasonable and necessary for the care of the patient to support reimbursement. Providers should report the procedure and related codes that most accurately describe the patients’ medical condition, procedures performed and the products used. This document represents no promise or guarantee by Zimmer Biomet regarding coverage or payment for products or procedures by Medicare or other payers, nor concerning levels of costs or savings. Providers should check Medicare bulletins, manuals, program memoranda, and Medicare guidelines to ensure compliance with Medicare requirements. Inquiries can be directed to the provider’s respective Medicare Administrative Contractor, or to the respective Payers. Zimmer Biomet specifically disclaims liability or responsibility for the results or consequences of any actions taken in reliance on information in this guide.

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