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Modified Tightening for Figure-of-Eight Sternal Wiring Closure

Overview of attention for article published in Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracis and vascular Surgery, September 2015
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Title
Modified Tightening for Figure-of-Eight Sternal Wiring Closure
Published in
Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracis and vascular Surgery, September 2015
DOI 10.1097/imi.0000000000000194
Pubmed ID
Authors

Krishna A. Bhagwat, Georgina C. Stephens, Mathew Jose Chakaramakkill, Ratheesraj Ratinam

Abstract

This is a simple and quick method for the tightening of figure-of-eight wires routinely used for sternal closure. This technique gives a stable approximation, adequate reduction, and immobilization, providing higher strength and rigidity compared with conventional figure-of-eight closure. The advantage of this technique is that it tightens all the four wires equally, thus avoiding loose loops.

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2017.
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#2,071,565
of 13,018,224 outputs
Outputs from Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracis and vascular Surgery
#13
of 289 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#60,163
of 263,886 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracis and vascular Surgery
#1
of 4 outputs
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