Using the titanium plates instead of the traditionally used wires
for sternal closure in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting surgery, Dr Rahul Kaiche
has gained a distinction of being the first cardiac surgeon in Maharashtra to
use this technique.
Cardiac surgeon at Wockhardt hospital in Nashik, Dr. Rahul Kaiche,
states that he becomes the first surgeon from Maharashtra and second surgeon in
India to use the innovative technique of using titanium plates for closing the
mammary sternum bone after the open heart bypass surgery. The surgery was
performed on a 64 years patient at the charitable Saibaba hospital in Shirdi.
The patient Bashir Sayyed Noor, a tractor mechanic had consulted Dr
Kaiche for a CABG - bypass surgery after having done his angiography. The
patient weighed 100 kg and has been a chronic smoker.
In such patients, there is a possibility that the wires that are
traditionally used in CABG surgeries to close the sternum bone break off due to
pressure. "This may lead to complications and infections for the patient.
Recent research has opened the alternatives to such risks and it is in form of
titanium plates - 2 H shaped and one U shaped fitted by titanium screws",
Dr Kaiche informs.