Separated Sternum after bypass - What can be done?

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kalaivani
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   Posted 6/19/2015 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi
i am Kalaivani . My Father his age 56 he had by pass sugery on may 2014. after three month also he complainting he having sternum pain. Initial stage, our surgen doctor told that no problem dont worry but that time they didnt go X-ray so they could not find that wires are removed.after one year also he complainting he having sternum pain. Then We consider other cardiology doctor they told all wires are broken and sternum also separated as more parts. Finally they told we could not heal the sternum by alternating wires because there is no place to stitch again. Finally they told first have to remove all the wires. After seeing result of removing that wires(weather pain will go or not)then we will go plating fix to heal the sternum like they told. But i heared plating process having more risk.i have scared about this operation. i dont know how to solve this problem. please help me.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 6/19/2015 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
hi there. sorry to hear this. takes awhile for the sternum and pain to subside. (knit) i am sure that you are in safe hands. take care.
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kalaivani
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   Posted 6/19/2015 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply. In my father case sternum separated as 5 or 6 parts.Now also he complaining about his chest/sternum area hurting (obviously!) and mentioned that it felt like his sternum was floating around.Doctor told that Plate fixation only solution.But i am scary about that operation.Because when i am searching about this problem in net nobody told that they relieved from pain and not healing sternum after plating also. Most of people shared their thoughts about this problem that after 2 to 3 times plate fixing also they are having pain also told side affects also more like infection, blood bleeding. so totally i am confused whether i can go for plating or other treatments are there. now i am totally helpless please help me.

Post Edited (kalaivani) : 6/19/2015 9:29:53 PM (GMT-6)


theHTreturns...
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   Posted 6/20/2015 1:43 AM (GMT -6)   
it has to be done. initially the pain will be rough after, albeit knowing that the plate is secure, the sternum that is, should give you confidence. reading on the net is both good and bad. one would think that after the knitting and plating the pain will subside, alike any other sternum knit, which is different for each of us. i would think that the doctors would have him covered with good pain relief. maybe others will come on and give you info. talk to the doctors regarding the pain situation and management. this is my best recommendation. take care.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

NOT DEAD YET!!!!! STILL KICKING AND SCREAMING!!!
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kalaivani
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   Posted 6/22/2015 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply.Did u know has anyone having this problem and what they had done. And if u know tell me other than plating fix at sternum, Is there any other way to heal the sternum.

Post Edited (kalaivani) : 6/21/2015 11:05:29 PM (GMT-6)

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