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.
Information presented is a summary of study results and should not be construed as a substitute for reviewing the actual study itself. All results are comparisons to wire closure. 1,2,3
Patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced less pain, improved quality of life and spent fewer days in rehab hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
Patients treated with SternaLock Blu spent fewer days in rehab hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.1,2,3