A&E Medical Sternotomy Myo/Wire II Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Sternal Wire More Resistant to Breakage. The increased flexibility makes the stainles steel sternal wire more resistant to breakage during tightening and twisting. Better Approximation of the Sternum, the increased flexibility allows the stainles steel sternal wire to conform more closely to the contours of the sternum than other less flexible wires.
This closer conformance to the sternum allows the wire to achieve a more even distribution of the forces required to maintain a proper sternal approximation. With the forces more evenly distributed, there are fewer areas of concentrated pressure that could be potential areas of post-operative wire tear-through. The end result is a more stable sternal approximation. Meets US and International Specifications for Suture Wire MYO/WIRE II meets the ASTM F138 & ISO 5832-1 standards for implant grade surgical fixation sternotomy suture wire. The wire properties meet all the requirements of the standards, yet provide a flexible, pliable, and easier to work.