Deep Sternum Surgical Site Infections (DSSIs)


Deep sternal surgical site infections (DSSIs) are a still a severe complication after cardiac surgery. The mortality estimated range is between 15%-40% of all cases. In addition to the significantly extended hospitalization, there is a significant cost burden with a calculated cost of € 36,000 for a single DSSI case.

The use of the Adtec SteriPlas for these complicated conditions has been actively documented as better managing the chronic infections, reducing hospitalization times and cost but more importantly it has shown to decrease the mortality rate. Our medical device has been praised as a tissue and life saving medical device.