The Pioneer Sternal Cable System was developed to be an
improved alternative over traditional monofilament sternal wire.
The system consists of multi-strand stainless steel cable
which is tensioned and then secured using Pioneer’s
patented tensioner/crimper instrument. The cable is smooth
and very flexible, which makes insertion and removal easier
than traditional wire. The tensioning instrument assures that
proper sternal approximation and adequate compression can
be applied. A graduated scale on the handle of the instrument
ensures that each cable is tensioned to the same degree.
Cables are ultimately crimped in place, allowing the four figure-of-eight cables to work as one unit to
provide optimal stabilization. Mechanical instability of the sternal closure is one of the primary factors
contributing to slow healing, infection, patient discomfort and sternal dehiscence. The more stable and
precise the bony fixation, the faster and more completely the fracture will heal. Because of the physical
properties of cable, as well as the crimp style method of attachment, the Pioneer Sternal Cable System
performs better, is easier to work with and is substantially less susceptible to failure than monofilament
SurgiSeal™ topical skin adhesive provides the optimal
balance between strength and flexibility. SurgiSeal
adhesive can replace sutures for incision or laceration
repair and is designed to save time during wound repair.
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