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Straight versus S-shaped sternotomy: a histologic study in the sheep model.

Authors
  • Inan, Bekir
  • Kucukdurmaz, Fatih
  • Karakan, Sebnem
  • Teker, Melike E
  • Akcan, Caner
  • Dilek, Gulay B
  • Daglioglu, Kenan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Pages
173–173
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s13019-014-0173-x
PMID: 25359502
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our work is based on the use of a standard S-shaped sternotomy procedure on sheep sternum. In our experience with the sternal healing in the sheep model, the process of new bone formation was accelerated with S- shaped cut than straight sternotomy procedure.

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