In most cases of cardiac surgery, a median sternotomy is performed. Postoperative wound infections after sternotomy are a common complication. The incidence varies between 1 - 10 %.
Taking into account the considerable follow-up costs as well as the physical and psychological strain on patients, the insertion of GENTA-PROTEC® can usefully supplement the usual surgical and prophylactic measures.
Especially in high-risk patients, like:
- in patients with diabetes
- in obese patients
- in patients with immune suppression
the insertion of GENTA-PROTEC® is therefore recommended due to its hemostyptic effect and the resulting improved wound and bone healing.