THORACIC STRONGTM

Restoring Chest Wall Stability

Sternal Rigid Fixation

Designed for the stabilization and fixation of fractures of the chest wall to promote fusion following sternotomy and sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, with a range of products to meet the needs of each procedure and each patient.

SternaLock® EZ

A next generation sternal closure system featuring innovative implants and instrumentation designed for speed and ease of use.

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SternaLock® XP

Designed with a focus on simplicity and ease of use, SternaLock XP is offered as a sterile, single use system to provide sternal stability with a plate and cerclage design.

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SternaLock® Blu

Specifically designed by cardiothoracic surgeons for primary sternal closure following median sternotomies for open-heart procedures.

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SternaLock® 360

Created to approximate, compress and rigidly fixate the sternum following open-heart procedures in patients with poor bone quality.

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Tritium® SCP

Intended for use in stabilization of fractures of the anterior chest wall including sternal fixation following sternotomy and sternal reconstructive surgical procedures.

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Wire and Cable Closure for Sternotomy Procedures

Interested in wire or cable closure? Our wire and cable systems offer alternatives for sternal closure following sternotomies. Choose from our Single Wire Sternum Sutures, DoubleWire™ Sternal Closure System, and our Sternal Cable System.

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SternaLock Blu Study

The method matters and SternaLock Blu proves it.

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu had improved sternal healing, fewer sternal
complications, and enhanced recovery.¹

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SternaLock EZ | Next Generation Closure System

Sternotomy Rigid Fixation

SternaLock EZ is a next-generation sternal closure system featuring innovative implants and instruments designed for speed of closure and ease of use.

  • Low Profile Plates: Thin 1.5mm titanium plates with multiple geometries designed to accommodate a wide variety of patient anatomies.
  • Color-Coded Screws: Simplify screw selection and length identification.
  • Preloaded Implant Positioners: Designed to provide rapid screw delivery with increased precision and accuracy of plate/screw fixation.

SternaLock XP Rigid Fixation System

Sternotomy Rigid Fixation

The SternaLock XP Sternal Closure System is indicated for stabilization and fixation of fractures of the anterior chest wall for sternal reconstructive procedures for patients with normal and poor bone.

  • Ease of Use: disposable single-use sterile system.
  • Innovative Amorphous Cable: expands when tensioned to increase surface area.
  • Stronger and More Rigid Closure: designed to enhance stability and strength of traditional sternal closure technique.²
  • Osteoporotic Indications: intended for use in patients with normal and/or poor bone quality.²

SternaLock Blu | Primary Closure System

Sternotomy Rigid Fixation

SternaLock Blu is specifically designed by cardiothoracic surgeons for primary sternal closure following median sternotomies for open-heart procedures.

Zimmer Biomet has nearly two decades of clinical experience. Explore the legacy studies and whitepapers of our primary closure devices.

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Improved Healing, Fewer Complications

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced improved sternal healing and fewer sternal complications.¹

SternaLock 360 | Sternal Closure System

Sternotomy Rigid Fixation

An innovative, sternal closure system designed to approximate, compress and rigidly fixate the sternum following open-heart surgery in patients with poor bone quality.

SternaLock 360 led to rapid sternal healing.³

3 Months Native Bone

  • 77% Strength
  • 87% Stiffness

3 Months Radiographic Healing

  • 86% Healing
Animals implanted with SternaLock® 360 demonstrated strength (781 N/mm) and stiffness (893 N/mm) that were similar to those of native bone and bridging bone that was similar in appearance to normal bone (4.3/5.0). Data acquired from an animal study.

Tritium SCP

Sternotomy Rigid Fixation

The Tritium Sternal Cable Plating System is designed to enhance the stability and strength of traditional sternal closure techniques. Utilizing a unique load-sharing concept, the device can be implanted to distribute lateral force across the osteotomy.

The Tritium SCP 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.⁴

Pay-One-Price Program

While infrequent, reoperations after cardiac procedures may be necessary for a number of reasons. That’s why Zimmer Biomet offers the SternaLock Pay-One-Price Program. If you used SternaLock Blu, SternaLock XP or SternaLock 360 in the initial procedure, and your patient requires a reoperation — for any reason — the original purchase price now also includes any additional SternaLock Blu or SternaLock 360 implants needed for the reoperation for the same patient.

Legacy Studies + Whitepapers

Explore whitepapers and legacy studies on sternal fixation. Using Zimmer Biomet products.

Clinical and Economic Outcomes

The SternaLock Blu Study previously reported improved sternal healing, fewer sternal complications, and a total cost savings over 6 months with SternaLock Blu compared to wire cerclage.1

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The SternaLock® Blu Study

Rigid fixation is the standard of care in all other specialties for the treatment of fractures and osteotomies except for the closure of sternotomies.

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The SternaLock® 360 Study

In all specialties other than cardiac surgery, treatment of fractures and osteotomies with rigid fixation is standard of care.1

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SternaLock® Blu & SternaLock® 360 Research

Each patient undergoing cardiac surgery is unique. Patient demographics, surgical risk factors, and comorbidities can all have a substantial impact on outcomes.

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Market Access Disclaimer

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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