Hi Randi, I had heard and read about Kryptonite Superglue several months back and it seemed like a good idea. I asked my surgeon about it if he uses it or would on me at my last consultation in early March. His response was it may sound good but he would not chance it as he feels that the layer of glue between the two halves of the cut sternum may interfere with the natural mending of the bone itself. He would wait a few years to see actual results before making an opinion on its use. So my surgeon is "sticking" with the tried and true method of stainless steel wires to hold my sternum together as it heals/fuses together.... Eric B.
Randi, I have been an OR nurse for over 5 yrs and have never heard of this glue. I would be interested to hear more. We use what is called dermabond on many incisions which is basically medical grade super glue.
My incision was glued but I don't think it was kryptonite. The glue worked beautifully.
I have a vague recollection of reading a thread on another valve replacement website about krytonite and that it's experimental and only used in certain hospitals and under certain circumstances. But you should ask your doctor.