The use of acellular dermal matrices as described by Pilkington and Bhatia
1might be of clinical relevance and of interest in covering radial free forearm flap donor sites. As a possible advantage, acellular dermal matrices, such as those of bovine or porcine origin, could preclude the need for an additional donor site for harvesting full or split thickness autogenous skin grafts. This might reduce the operating time and prevent donor site morbidities that could be associated with a discomfort for the patient. Also, acellular dermal matrices are available in large numbers. In contrast, some patients will not accept – for different reasons – the use of bovine or in generally xenogeneic scaffolds, and so it is particularly important to educate people about their usefulness,
- Pilkingtom J.J.
- Bhatia S.K.
Acellular dermal regenerative matrix material “IntegraTM” as an adjunct for radial forearm free flap donor site closure.
Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020; (In press)
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- Acellular dermal regenerative matrix material “IntegraTM” as an adjunct for radial forearm free flap donor site closure.Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020; (In press)
Published online: May 05, 2020
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