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Rib Fixation: Old Wine in New Bottles?
Michael Bemelman of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, discusses the resurgence of rib fixation surgery. Dr. Bemelman details the history and evolving techniques of rib fixation surgery, from early traction methods that utilized common items such as clothes hangers, to modern minimally invasive approaches with specialized instruments.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for information on the 2015 ACTA/SCTS Annual Meeting & Forum in Manchester, United Kingdom.