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Table 1 Comparison of different methods of sternal closure.

From: Sternal plating for primary and secondary sternal closure; can it improve sternal stability?

Type of Sternal Closure Mean ± SD Median (IQR) Regression Coefficients (95% CI)
Wires / Cables
(n = 18)
183.3 ± 123.9 146.0 (122) ---
Cables / Wires + 1 Plate
(n = 18)
301.4 ± 204.5* 225.0 (92.0)* 120.00 (47–194) †
4 Plates
(n = 16)
355.0 ± 210.4* 287.0 (242.0)* 142.00 (66–219) †
  1. SD = Standard Deviation, IQR = Inter-quartile Range, CI = Credible Interval
  2. * p < 0.05 compared to wires/cables alone.
  3. † indicates statistical significance when compared to wires/cables alone