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A method and apparatus for securing a fractured or sectioned sternum in a patient's body is disclosed. The apparatus can include an attachment member and an adjustable flexible member construct. The attachment member can have a flexible member holder. The adjustable flexible member construct can have first and second ends and a body defining at least one passage portion. The first and second ends can be passed into and through the at least one passage portion via first and second openings associated with the at least one passage portion of the adjustable flexible member construct to form a pair of loops. The attachment member can be configured to be coupled to at least one of the formed pair of loops. The adjustable flexible member construct can be positioned about the sternum and can be reduced to compress the fractured or sectioned sternum.

Title
Method and apparatus for sternal closure
Application Number
12/938902
Publication Number
8597327 (B2)
Application Date
November 3, 2010
Publication Date
December 3, 2013
Inventor
Zachary Wagner
Warsaw
IN, US
Brian K Berelsman
Warsaw
IN, US
Kevin T Stone
Winona Lake
IN, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Biomet Manufacturing
IN, US
IPC
A61L 17/00
A61B 17/04
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