The Method Matters

SternaLock® Blu Study

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced improved sternal healing, fewer sternal complications and enhanced recovery — all with proven clinical cost savings.¹ ²

Healing Matters

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced improved and faster healing at three and six months.¹

2.6x More Patients Healed at 3 Months
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Complications Matter

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu experienced fewer sternal complications.¹

0% Vs. 5% Sternal Complications Rate
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Recovery Matters

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu spent fewer days in rehab hospitals or skilled nursing facilities.1,2,3

237 Total Fewer Days in Rehab and Recovery
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SternaLock Blu Versus Wires

The SternaLock Blu Study was designed by a team of expert cardiothoracic surgeons and leading health economic researchers, and compared outcomes following sternal closure with SternaLock Blu or wire cerclage.

A total of 236 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery were enrolled at 12 hospitals in the United States. Patients were followed for six months to evaluate
healing, clinical outcomes and costs.

Patients treated with SternaLock Blu had improved sternal healing, fewer sternal complications and improved recovery. And, all of these clinical benefits were achieved at a cost savings.

The method matters. SternaLock Blu proves it.

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

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Wire Closure versus SternaLock Blu Sternal Closure

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