At Zimmer Biomet, we focus on improving your breastbone recovery, so
that your surgeon can focus on your heart. The healing of your
breastbone can affect how quickly you return to everyday
Fortunately, there are many options available to support bone healing after heart surgery. The breastbone closure option discussed in this website is SternaLock® Blu, a plate and screw system designed to stabilize (fixate) your breastbone after heart surgery.
As part of your preparation for surgery, you may want to carefully review your options for breastbone (sternal) closure. This will allow you to make an informed decision on what breastbone closure system will most effectively stabilize your breastbone, minimize pain and help you get back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Results of breastbone closure plates and screws (rigid fixation) will vary due to health, weight, activity and other variables. Not all patients are candidates for this product and/or procedure. Only a medical professional can determine the treatment appropriate for your specific condition. Appropriate post-operative activities will differ from patient to patient. Talk to your surgeon about whether rigid fixation is right for you and the risks associated which include, but are not limited to, infection, implant wear, loosening, screw or plate breakage or incomplete bone healing. For a complete list of risks associated with Zimmer Biomet’s rigid fixation system, See Patient Risk Information.
The SternaLock Blu study was funded by Zimmer Biomet.