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Table 3 The change in the median vibration transmittance between different states of the sternum (× 10− 5 g2)

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

  At 2nd rib At 3rd rib At 4rd rib Levels combined
Intact → Stable − 317 (− 76%) − 296 (− 86%) − 224 (− 73%) − 280 (− 78%)
Stable → Unstable −61 (− 61%) − 18 (− 37%) −52 (− 64%) − 45 (− 58%)
Intact → Unstable − 378 (− 91%) − 314 (− 91%) − 276 (− 91%) − 325 (− 91%)