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Chest Wall - Reconstruction

March 20, 2017
This video shows a sternal reconstruction using a fibula allograft in a 71-year-old with a sternal defect.
February 26, 2017
Padova and Bologna groups present an interesting cohort of patients treated with cadaveric cryopreserved sternocondral allograft for reconstruction of the anterior chest wall. 
August 8, 2016
A bona fide new technique applied in a handful of low-risk deep sternal wound infections. It will be interesting to see the follow-up and perhaps some cardiothoracic surgical input to the efforts of the esteemed plastic surgical colleague who is the sole author.
August 3, 2016
Gaetano Rocco of the National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy, provides an overview of the surgical techniques and materials used for reconstruction after chest wall resection.
July 7, 2015
This video shows how to use orthopedic screws and bone cement molded in a latex drain for a very strong rib reconstruction. The author believes that the procedure is easy to implement, versatile, and economical.
March 27, 2015
The authors evaluated a simple scoring system for assessing sternal healing after sternotomy.  Observers had close agreement as to how CT findings matched the scoring system.  There was no attempt at correlating CT findings with clinical results.  Healing scores increased over time, indicating some correlation with biologic behavior.