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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of study cadavers (8 males, 2 females)

From: Vibration transmittance measures sternotomy stability – a preliminary study in human cadavers

  Median Range
Age (years) 63 43–78
Height (cm) 171 157–187
Weight (kg) 79 51–100
BMI (kg/m2) 27.0 20.7–28.6
Temperaturea (°C) 19 16–21
Post-mortem interval (days) 5 2–7
Soft tissue thicknessb (mean, mm) 12.5 4–19
Sternum thicknessb (mean, mm) 13 10–21
  1. aPresternal soft tissue temperature at the end of the study session
  2. bMeasured at the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th costal level