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Fixing a Traumatic Sternal Fracture Using Stainless Steel Wires

Hussein Elkhayat 1 , * and Hager Nousseir 2
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1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University Heart Hospital, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Chest Diseases, Assiut Police Hospital, Assiut, Egypt
Article information
  • Trauma Monthly: May 01, 2016, 21 (2); e27231
  • Published Online: May 10, 2016
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: February 26, 2015
  • Accepted: June 28, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/traumamon.27231

To Cite: Elkhayat H, Nousseir H. Fixing a Traumatic Sternal Fracture Using Stainless Steel Wires, Trauma Mon. 2016 ; 21(2):e27231. doi: 10.5812/traumamon.27231.

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Possible Indications and Timing for Sternal Fracture Fixation
Immediate or During the Initial Admission
General Considerations
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  • 2. Ergene G, Tulay CM, Anasiz H. Sternal fixation with nonspecific plate. Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013; 19(5): 364-7[PubMed]
  • 3. Harston A, Roberts C. Fixation of sternal fractures: a systematic review. J Trauma. 2011; 71(6): 1875-9[DOI][PubMed]
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