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Deep Sternal Wound Infections

  • Raymund E. Horch
  • Christian Willy
  • Ingo Kutschka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Winfried Neuhuber, Stefan Lyer, Christoph Alexiou, Thomas Buder
    Pages 7-12
  3. Patrick Zardo, Ingo Kutschka
    Pages 13-16
  4. Patrick Zardo, Bernhard Fleischer, Ingo Kutschka
    Pages 17-20
  5. Björn Friebe, Ivayla Apostolova, Jens Ricke
    Pages 21-27
  6. Christian Willy, Marcus Stichling, Catharina Scheuermann-Poley, André Lieber, Onnen Grauhan, Martin Mueller
    Pages 29-36
  7. Christian Willy, Catharina Scheuermann-Poley, Marcus Stichling, Onnen Grauhan, André Lieber
    Pages 41-73
  8. Andreas Arkudas, Justus P. Beier, Raymund E. Horch
    Pages 91-100
  9. Thomas Hachenberg
    Pages 109-113
  10. Axel Schlitt, Ingo Kutschka
    Pages 115-117
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 135-137

About this book


This concise and practical handbook covers the basics of pathophysiology, diagnosis, interdisciplinary surgical management, prevention and rehabilitation of patients with deep sternal wound infections and sternal osteomyelitis.

All relevant aspects and surgical procedures are explained in an easily understandable way. Additionally special approaches and preventive measures are highlighted with regard to the perioperative handling as well as the rehabilitation possibilities.

Through concise texts with numerous illustrations, the book is ideal for the practice and as a supplement to further studies.

This book is suitable for all specialists who are involved into the treatment and diagnosis

of sternal wound infections, particularly cardio-thoracis, thoracic, plastic, vascular

surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, and rehabilitation physicians.


Biofilms Bony stabilization methods Post-rehabilitation support thoracic wall vacuum therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymund E. Horch
    • 1
  • Christian Willy
    • 2
  • Ingo Kutschka
    • 3
  1. 1.Plastisch und Handchirurgische Klinik Universitätsklinikum ErlangenFriedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAUErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Septisch und Rekonstruktive ChirurgieBundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der CharitéBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Klinik für Herz- und ThoraxchirurgieOtto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

About the editors

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Raymund E. Horch
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Willy
Abteilung Unfallchirurgie und Orthopädie, Septische und Rekonstruktive Chirurgie
Wundzentrum (ICW e.V.), Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin

Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Kutschka
Klinik für Herz- und Thoraxchirurgie, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

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