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Title: Biomechanics of median sternotomy closures
Authors: Casha, Aaron
Gauci, Marilyn
Yang, Lang
Keywords: Biomechanics
Sternum -- Surgery
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Citation: Casha, A., Gauci, M., & Yang, L. (2003). Biomechanics of median sternotomy closures. Malta Medical Journal, 15(2), 30-31.
Abstract: Sternal dehiscence is commonly due to wire cutting through bone. A mathematical model of chest wall forces was formulated to calculate the maximum chest wall forces on coughing and verified on a cadaveric model. The properties of different closure materials and configurations were tested to destruction on a material testing machine. The properties of the bone-¬≠wire interface in a sheep sternal model were investigated by fatigue testing.
ISSN: 18133339
Appears in Collections:MMJ, Volume 15, Issue 2
MMJ, Volume 15, Issue 2

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