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Journal CME Article: Current Management of Sternal Wounds

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Poststernotomy sternal wound infection remains a life-threatening complication of open cardiac surgery.   Successful treatment relies on timely diagnosis and initiation of multidisciplinary, multimodal therapy. 

Learning Objectives


After viewing this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathogenesis, classification, and risk factors of sternal wound infection.
  2. Discuss options for sternal stabilization for the prevention of sternal wound infection, including wiring and plating techniques.
  3. Discuss primary surgical reconstructive options for deep sternal wound infection and the use of adjunctive methods, such as negative-pressure wound therapy.


Ryoko Hamaguchi, M.D.; Prem S. Shekar, M.D., M.B.A.; Jennifer A. Johnson, M.D.; Dennis P. Orgill, M.D., Ph.D.

Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery®Editors: Editor-in-Chief: Rod J. Rohrich, MD

Co-Editor: James M. Stuzin, MD

Section Editors: Donald H. Lalonde, MD; John YS Kim, MD

Accreditation Information

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.5
Media:Journal Article, video
Release Date: 12/01/2021
Expiration Date: 12/01/2024
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour

*Course access ends on course expiration date

Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Intended Audience
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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