Sternal ZIPFIX® System

Division: CMF
Category: Chest Wall Closure and Fixation Products

The Sternal ZIPFIX® System enables fast sternal closure with consistent tensioning of a sternal band along a sternotomy or fracture of the sternum. The system primarily consists of PEEK (polyetheretherketone) implants and an application instrument.

Indications for Use

  • Primary or secondary closure/repair of the sternum following sternotomy or fracture of the sternum to stabilize the sternum and promote fusion.



  • Infection
  • Patient conditions including limited blood supply, insufficient quantity or quality of bone
  • Material sensitivity.  Where material sensitivity is suspected, testing is to be completed prior to implantation.
  • Patients who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions.

Features & Benefits

  • Flexible and easy to handle
  • Excellent closure strength and stability
  • Biocompatible, PEEK
  • Can be cut using wire/pin cutter for quick emergent re-entry
  • Rounded edges for less soft tissue irritation
  • Less risk of glove puncture than wires
  • MR Safe after removing stainless steel needle (see device specific insert for full instructions)

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.