The Sternal ZIPFIX® System enables fast sternal closure with consistent tensioning of a sternal band along a sternotomy or fracture of the sternum. The system primarily consists of PEEK (polyetheretherketone) implants and an application instrument.
Features & Benefits
Flexible and easy to handle
Excellent closure strength and stability
Can be cut using wire/pin cutter for quick emergent re-entry
Rounded edges for less soft tissue irritation
Less risk of glove puncture than wires
MR Safe after removing stainless steel needle (see device specific insert for full instructions)
Indications for Use
Primary or secondary closure/repair of the sternum following sternotomy or fracture of the sternum to stabilize the sternum and promote fusion.
The Sternal ZIPFIX® Implants are not intended for use in:
Patient conditions including limited blood supply, insufficient quantity or quality of bone
Material sensitivity. Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
Patients who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.