Sternal non-union

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 13 Aug 2021

Sternal non-union is one of the post-sternotomy complications that can occur as a result of cardiothoracic intervention or trauma and be a morbid condition with serious sequelae. Patients often report pain with breathing, coughing, and/or movement. It can be infectious or non-infectious and may occur with or without sternal dehiscence.

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