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    A 67-year-old male presented with sternal dehiscence following open cardiac surgery. Extensive debridement and attempted closure failed, and the wound had since been managed with vacuum-assisted closure therapy, with little progress. We treated him with antibiotic-loaded bone cement to repair the wound defect. After 3 weeks, the wound healed with excellent result. To our knowledge, this is the first report of antibiotic-loaded bone cement for deep sternal wound infection. © Crown copyright 2021.

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    Xia Jiang, Guoqing Jiao, Mingqiu Li, Xiaosong Rong. Using antibiotic-loaded bone cement for a patient with deep sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 2022 Jun 01;34(6):1150-1151

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