Sternal Talon® implant versions

The KLS Martin® Sternal Talon® is designed in both a single- and double-leg configuration. Both designs are available in four widths: S, M, L, XL, and four foot plate depths 11 mm, 14 mm, 17 mm, and 20 mm. The XS is available in a single-leg 11 mm or 14 mm.

Available versions

Proper fit of the device requires the surgeon to measure both the sternal thickness and width and pick the correct implant based on the patient’s anatomy. Only with proper implant selection can adequate fixation be achieved. Some patients, based on the sternal width, intercostal distance or sternal thickness will not be candidates for the Sternal Talon® and alternative closure methods should be used. The surgeon should not attempt to modify the Sternal Talon® in any way.



The information presented is intended to demonstrate a KLS Martin LP product. Please refer to the  for the full list of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and sterilization information. Always refer to the  before using any KLS Martin LP product. Surgeons must always rely on their own clinical judgment when deciding which products and techniques to use with their patients.

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Sternal Talon™
brochure and technique guide

Measurement Steps
quick reference guide

Insertion Steps
quick reference guide

Re-Entry Steps
quick reference guide

BMI Chart
general reference

AATS 2012 Maimonides
clinical experience