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.
Anatomical basis.- Physiology and Pathophysiology.- Wound management.- Bony stabilization Prevention.- Prevention of poststernotomy wound infections in obese patients by negative pressure wound therapy.- Rehabilitation after sternal osteomyelitis.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Raymund E. Horch