Post OP products for cardiac and thoracic surgery


The post operative support vest for patients after heart-surgery

Deep sternal infection is the most feared complication after open heart surgery (median sternotomy).

The Posthorax Support Vest stabilizes the sternum after the operation and prevents friction between the two sternum half's.

POSTHORAX® PRO support vest

Sternum support vest after median sternotomy

USE: Postoperative Rehabilitation

POSTHORAX® ICU Support vest

Sternum support vest after median sternotomy

USE: Intensive Care


Thoracic belt to reduce pain and faster mobilization after thoracotomy

Thoracic belt for pain reduction and faster mobilization following thoracotomies, minithoracotomies, fractured/bruised ribs


POSTHORAX® - ThoraxBelt

Thoracic belt to reduce pain and faster mobilization after thoracotomy

USE: ICU & ward



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What our customers say

Successful treatment in patient care


Since we treat all patients with the Posthorax sternum vest it is a win for all - we highly recommend Posthorax to every heart center.

Prim. Univ. Doz. M. Grabenwöger,
Heart Center Vienna, Austria

Consequent application of the Posthorax vest reduced deep sternal wound complications by 63%

M.D. Ph. D Florian M. Wagner,
University Heart Center Hamburg, Germany

Bio-mechanical analysis: The findings of the study proved a positive biomechanical effect of the Posthorax support vest in the anteroposterior movement which predicates its favorable clinical effect in avoiding sternum related complications.

M.D. Ph. D. Michael Gorlitzer, Hietzing Heart Center, Vienna, Austria

We have used the vest for more than 6 months in more than 500 patients. We are very pleased with the results. Our deep sternal infection rate dropped by more than 70%.

M.D. Ph.D Hans Jonsson.
Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm

Presenting the importance of stabilizing the sternum after open heart procedures. This study confirms that stabilizing the thorax in the dorsoventral axis prevents sternum dehiscence and infections.

M.D. Ph. D. Michael Gorlitzer,
Hietzing Heart Center, Vienna, Austria

The more we used the Posthorax support vest, the more reductions in sternal complications we observed

Nicolas Nicolaidis, Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery,
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom

Super design, clinical efficiency, a product like that stops sternal infections and much prolonged hospitalization for our patients

Dr. Markus Richter,
Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University Clinic Jena, Germany

Correct application and stringent use of the Posthorax® vest as a single patient product provides highly significant results preventing dWHC whereas sWHC showed no significant improvement. Hence post operative anterior posterior stabilization in the dorsal ventral axis as demonstrated by the Posthorax® vest seems to be the single most important factor preventing deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis. DGTHG 2011

Phd. Dr. Florian Wagner
University Hospital Hamburg, Germany

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