Modified tightening for figure-of-eight sternal wiring closure

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-369
Number of pages2
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Figure-of-eight
  • Sternal closure
  • Sternal complications
  • Sternal Wires

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