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This is a discussion on Sternal Plate Placement in CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac, part of Critical Care Nursing ... Has anybody ever seen a patient have a sternal plate placed? They are doing one in my OR in the...by opensesame Oct 6, '10Has anybody ever seen a patient have a sternal plate placed? They are doing one in my OR in the upcoming days for a patient that is post-sternectomy for sternal infection. Anyone know about this or what the outcomes are? I have never heard of it before and am wondering if it is a new procedure or just new to me.
I have previously seen post-sternectomy patients just live that way (with floating ribs.)
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