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cierre de esternón

English translation: sternum closure


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17:14 May 6, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: cierre de esternón
Habla sobre suturas y los tipos que hay. Las hay para cierre de esternón.
English translation:sternum closure
Hope it helps. good luck.
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Raúl Valenzuela
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nasternum closureRaúl Valenzuela
naclosture of the esternum
Ivan Costa Pinto
naCierre de EsternonCarol Strong
nasternum closureJaime Backal
nasternum closure
Rita Damo



25 mins
sternum closure

La terminología médica es mi especialidad... Aquí te mando un texto que te puede servir de apoyo en tu traducción: "Surgical Stainless Steel -- The essential qualities of surgical stainless steel sutures include the absence of toxic elements, flexibility, and fine wire size. Both monofilament and twisted multifilament varieties are high in tensile strength, low in tissue reactivity, and hold a knot well. Provided that the sutures do not fragment, there is little loss of tensile strength in tissues. The 316L (low carbon) stainless steel alloy formula used in the manufacture of these sutures offers optimum metal strength, flexibility, uniformity, and compatibility with stainless steel implants and prostheses. Stainless steel sutures may also be used in abdominal wall closure, sternum closure, retention, skin closure, a variety of orthopaedic procedures, and neurosurgery.

Sutures for bone -- In repairing facial fractures, monofilament surgical steel has proven ideal for its lack of elasticity. Facial bones do not heal by callus formation, but more commonly by fibrous union. The suture material must remain in place for a long period of timeÄ perhaps months -- until the fibrous tissue is laid down and remodeled. Steel sutures immobilize the fracture line and keep the tissues in good apposition.

Following median sternotomy, surgeons prefer interrupted steel sutures to close. Sternum closure may be difficult. Appropriate tension must be maintained, and the surgeon must guard against weakening the wire. Asymmetrical twisting of the wire may cause it to buckle, fatiguing the metal, and ultimately causing the wire to break. Motion between the approximated sides of the sternum will result, causing postoperative pain and possibly dehiscence. Painful non-union is another possible complication. (In osteoporotic patients, very heavy VICIRYL sutures may be used to close the sternum securely.)

Para mayor información puedes consultar la página de Internet que te menciono. Espero que te sea de utilidad...Saludos...

    Reference: http://www.ethiconinc.com/wound_management/procedure/wound/c...
Rita Damo
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Spanish
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34 mins
sternum closure

Wow!Great answer there!!!!

Jaime Backal
Local time: 03:30
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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46 mins
Cierre de Esternon

Sternum Closures. After open heart surgery, the sternum, which had to be sawed open in order to perform the surgery, must be reclosed with special wire sutures, called, naturally, sternum closures!

Carol Strong
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49 mins
closture of the esternum

suture to weld (restorative procedure) the sternum

    Reference: http://eurodic.echo.lu/cgi-bin/edicbin/EuroDicWWW.pl
Ivan Costa Pinto
United States
Local time: 02:30
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1 hr
sternum closure

Hope it helps. good luck.

Raúl Valenzuela
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