For Ortholox® UHMWPE Sternotomy Closure System, very thin Medical Degree UHMWPE fibers are woven in the form of bands with a width of 5 mm to form a multifilament material.
*Pressure on bone tissue is distributed and thus decreased thanks to the wide surface of the band. So, it is more reliable in osteoporotic bones when compared to metal cables or wires.
*Each band has a load carrying capacity of over 1600N.(4 bands=6400 N)
*The highest load calculated during a cough is 800-1000N and the bands are resistant enough to absorb this load. It ensures less complications and faster recovery.
*It does not cause tissue damage as the metal wires during and after surgery.
*Since there are no metal cables contacting metal implants, it eliminates the risk of galvanic reaction of incompatible metals and metal corrosion.
Ortholox® UHMWPE Sternotomy Closure System is highly flexible, it can be manipulated easily.
*Its flexible structure ensures long-term dynamic compression on both halves of the sternum.
*It offers the opportunity for faster recovery and more structural resistance.
*Since the bands are manufactured from UHMWPE material, they are radiolucent and thus, the healing process for of the sternum can be followed-up more easily in the post-operational x-ray.
In Ortholox® UHMWPE Sternotomy Closure System, a patented locking block that is manufactured from highly biocompatible (TI-6AL-4V-ELI) alloy and with a low profile is available.
*It is MRI compatible.
*During the procedure, in order to re-apply tension, loosening the screw of the locking block is enough.
*The binding figure preferred by the surgeon can be applied (8-shaped, U-shaped, transverse etc.).