Clinical Evidence

Qualiteam actively promotes research to demonstrate with scientific evidence that our external wound support devices can decrease wound infections, pain and pulmonary complications.

To further document the use of sternum supports after open heart surgery we have put together a white paper that reviews literature on postoperative complications and evaluates the use of external chest supports based on the entire recovery process. Over 85 different studies and papers have been analysed in order to have a complete overview of the current status of postoperative care for open heart surgery patients.

If you are interested in conducting a study on one of our supports, feel free to contact us for more information.



  1. El-Ansary D, Waddington G, Adams R. Control of Separation in Sternal Instability by Supportive Devices: A Comparison of an Adjustable Fastening Brace, Compression Garment, and Sports Tape. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008;89:1775-81

  2. El-Ansary D, Aitken J, Zalucki N, Hardikar A, Clinical management and rehabilitation of persistent sternal instability 2015

Read the full white paper here:

Evaluation of external chest supports