FlatWire in the Journal of CardioThoracic Surgery
Early clinical results suggest that Figure 8 FlatWire provides excellent stability, which resulted in significantly diminished postoperative pain at discharge. Although not significant there was a trend toward decreased length of stay, and reduced cost. Further clinical research is warranted to expand upon these initial trends and validate long term outcomes.
FlatWire on the BenchTop
Unstable sternal closure using traditional steel-wire cerclage can increase postoperative pain, bony cut-through and wound dehiscence.
The FlatWire provides superior biomechanical properties compared with conventional steel wire, which may lead to reduced sternal wound complications.