Gregory J Kruper, Zachary P Vandegriend, Ho-Sheng Lin, Giancarlo F Zuliani
Local and regional flap failure can be a major complication in head and neck surgery, which continue to be prevalent for a number of reasons including poor flap design, improper surgical technique, and poor tissue vascularity. Dealing with these failures can be quite difficult. Surgical debridement, flap revisions, and complex wound regimens are necessitated to reestablish appropriate tissue coverage. Traditional use of wet to dry dressing to enable proper wound granulation and possible closure with additional flaps or skin grafts is a laborious process...
2013: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Elizabeth A Rommer, Mirna Peric, Alex Wong
Chronic wounds in previously radiated tissue are challenging to treat. In this article, the authors describe 3 such wounds that failed to heal despite multiple treatments with traditional wound healing methods. Treatment with porcine urinary bladder matrix, an extracellular matrix material, was initiated to facilitate epithelialization and promote wound healing. MatriStem powder (ACell, Inc, Columbia, Maryland), MatriStem (ACell, Inc) sheet, and DuoDerm (ConvaTec, Skillman, New Jersey) were applied biweekly and resulted in complete wound closure within 3 weeks of initial application for all 3 cases...
October 2013: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
J Lecheminant, C Field
OBJECTIVE: To summarise our experience with porcine urinary bladder matrix extracellular matrix (UBM) for the treatment of diabetic, venous, ischaemic or decubitus ulcerations and to outline appropriate protocol for its application. METHOD: A retrospective review was also conducted on all patients who received UBM (MatriStem; A Cell, Inc.) from January to December 201 I. Information regarding patient demographics, wound aetiology and location, as well as any prior treatments and follow-up data,were collected and reviewed from patients' medical records...
October 2012: Journal of Wound Care
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