What are the main advantages of titanium plates in sternal closure?
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1 The titanium plates are Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) friendly, and the patient can undergo an MRI if needed, a limitation in case of steel wires.
2 Titanium plates give more stability to the chest bone as compared to routine wires or bands.
3 The H shaped titanium plates sustain the pressure due to coughing or weight of the patient in a better manner over the traditionally used wires.
4 The incidence of Sternal infection is also reduced with this technique
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