SternaLock® Blu Closure System

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The SternaLock® Blu System applies the proven principles of locking rigid fixation to sternal closure and offers a rigid fixation alternative for mid-line sternotomies as well as a variety of minimally invasive approaches including the mini-sternotomy and mini-thoracotomy.

The SternaLock Blu Plates are thinner and their anatomical design helps to address the challenges associated with fixating a 90º sternal incision or rib osteotomy. The plates increase stability at the osteotomy site, while still allowing for minimally invasive access.

Studies have shown that rigid fixation when compared to wire closure provide:

  • Increased stability1,2
  • Greater strength1
  • Reduced sternal separation1
  1. 1Pai S, Najmuddin J, Dupak EL, McMahon NL, Roth TP, Lalikos JF, Dunn RM, Francalancia N, Pinns GD, Billiar KL. In Vitro Comparison of Wire and Plate fixation for Midline Sternotomies. Ann Thoracic Surg 2005;80:962-8 *Bench studies are not necessarily indicative of clinical performance.
  2. Sargent LA, Seyfer AE, Hollinger J, Hinson RM, Graeber Gm. The healing Sternum: A Comparison of Osseous Healing with Wire Verses Rigid Fixation. Ann Thoracic Surg 1991;52(3)490-4

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