Providing Complete Stability With Just The Right Amount Of Flexibility
Posthorax Sternum Support Vest
For Patients After Open Heart Surgery
Results proven by 12 clinical trials including more than 12,000 patients.
Successfully applied in leading heart centers worldwide.
OPTIMIZING RECOVERY & PROTECTING OUTCOMES
Reduction Of Pain
Research shows intake of pain medication slows down the healing process. Mechanical stabilization with the Posthorax sternum support vest reduces pain, consequently less drugs have to be administered and the healing process gets accelerated.
Embraced by the snug fit of Posthorax, patients experience less pain, less anxiety, and less stress regarding protection of the sternal wound. This increases patient confidence to engage in activity and rehabilitation.
Increased Patient Safety
Lack of strength and reduced alertness can be challenging factors during the process of patient recovery and rehabilitation. Worn around the clock for the duration of the bone healing process, the Posthorax sternum support vest protects the wound and fracture at all times.
Effective Sternal Protection
Ergonomically shaped support cushions are placed parallel on each side of the wound, covering the entire length of the sternum. There is no contact with the wound itself. A plastic buckle closure on top and Velcro strip on the bottom allow fast and easy wound access for care personnel.
Enhanced Bone Healing
Bone healing requires correct alignment and immobilization of the fractured bone halves, adequate circulation and oxygen supply. A fractured arm or leg would simply require a cast. Since the thorax needs to be mobile to allow breathing function, a cast is not an option. Posthorax acts like a SMART cast. It takes on the stabilizing function needed for bone healing, while allowing just enough flexibility for the required deep breathing. The bone halves are protected at all times and the forming tissues do not get interrupted or broken.
Protecting Brittle Bones
Brittle bones due to age and osteoprosis pose an increased risk for wires cutting into the bone and causing the need for re-operation. The stability provided by Posthorax protects the healing bone tissues from sudden motions , preventing the wires from cutting or breaking.
"We have used the vest for more than 6 months in more than 500 patients. We are very pleased with the results. Our deep sternal infection rate dropped by more than 70%."
-M.D. Ph.D. Hans Jonsson,
Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm
"Since we treat all patients with the Posthorax sternum vest it is a win for all - we highly recommend Posthorax to every heart center."
-Prim. Univ. Doz. M. Grabenwöger,
Heart Center Vienna, Austria
"Presenting the importance of stabilizing the sternum after open heart procedures. This study confirms that stabilizing the thorax in the dorsoventral axis prevents sternum dehiscence and infections."
-M.D. Ph. D. Michael Gorlitzer,
Hietzing Heart Center, Vienna, Austria