Successful treatment in patient care
1st PLACE INNOVATION AWARD 2009
CITY OF VIENNA; AUSTRIA
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
Consequent application of the Posthorax vest reduced deep sternal wound complications by 63%
M.D. Ph. D Florian M. Wagner,
University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany
Bio-mechanical analysis: The findings of the study proved a positive biomechanical effect of the Posthorax support vest in the anteroposterior movement which predicates its favorable clinical effect in avoiding sternum related complications.
M.D. Ph. D. Michael Gorlitzer, Hietzing Heart Center, Vienna, Austria
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
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
The more we used the Posthorax support vest, the more reductions in sternal complications we observed
Nicolas Nicolaidis, Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery,
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
Super design, clinical efficiency, a product like that stops sternal infections and much prolonged hospitalization for our patients
Dr. Markus Richter,
Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University Clinic Jena, Germany
Correct application and stringent use of the Posthorax® vest as a single patient product provides highly significant results preventing dWHC whereas sWHC showed no significant improvement. Hence post operative anterior posterior stabilization in the dorsal ventral axis as demonstrated by the Posthorax® vest seems to be the single most important factor preventing deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis. DGTHG 2011
Phd. Dr. Florian Wagner
University Hospital Hamburg, Germany