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Division: International
Category: Thoracic Plates and Screws

The Titanium Sternal Fixation System provides stable internal fixation of the sternum following sternotomy for primary or secondary closure and repair.

 

Intended Use

Fixation of sternal halves.
 
For full information on indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions please see Technique Guide (036.000.009).
 
 

 

Features & Benefits

 

Features and Benefits  

Broad variety of sternal plates

Different titanium plates according to the anatomical structures and patient’s need are available:

  • Sternal body plates for minimal dissection
  • Star-shaped and H-shaped locking plates for fixation of the manubrium
  • Titanium sternal locking straight plate without pin for transverse fractures*
  • Straight locking plates for a stable sternal rib-to-rib fixation

* Contraindicated for use in acute cardiac patients.

Self-tapping and self-drilling locking screws

  • Both self-tapping and self-drilling locking screws are available to accommodate surgeon preference.

Emergency release pin on all plates*

  • Most plates consist of two parts joined by a U-shaped release pin in the cross section. The release pin allows a quick and easy sternal reentry in cardiac emergency cases.

* Except Sternal Locking Plate 2.4, straight, without Emergency Release Pin, 13 holes, Pure Titanium (460.046), which is contraindicated for use in acute cardiac patients.

Secure and stable locking

  • The plate functions like an external fixator, applied internally. The screw head of the sternal locking screws locks securely into the threaded plate hole to provide stable fixation.
 
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Please refer to the surgical technique guide or package inserts if included for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative .
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