Toronto: Researchers have created an innovative method which can repair the breastbone after it is broken to provide access to the heart during open-heart surgery.
King, a cardiovascular nurse scientist, is an expert in post-operative recovery after open-heart surgery. "Being able to resume normal activities is a hallmark of good recovery; this surgical innovation should enable that," says King. The patients report substantially less pain and discomfort after surgery and the use of strong pain medication, such as narcotics, is profoundly reduced if not completely eliminated with use of the procedure, says a Calgary varsity release. Richard Cuming`s chest was repaired in June with the help of Kryptonite. Two years earlier he had open-heart surgery repaired the traditional way - sewing his breastbone back together with wires. The wires broke, his breastbone opened, and Cuming had a difficult time.
After his chest was `glued` back together using Kryptonite adhesive and wires he had an entirely different experience. "I had a little bit of pain, but this was a walk in the park compared to my earlier recovery. I can do anything I could do prior to the original surgery. I feel wonderful," said Cuming. Kryptonite is approved for use in Canada, the US and Europe. IANS
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