A Biodegradable Polyurethane Dermal Matrix in Reconstruction of Free Flap Donor Sites

A Pilot Study

Marcus J.D. Wagstaff, BSc(Hons), MBBS, PhD, FRCS(Plast), FRACS; Bradley J. Schmitt, BAppSc, MPhys; Patrick Coghlan, MBBS; James P. Finkemeyer, BBioMedSci, BMBS; Yugesh Caplash, MBBS, MS, MCh, FRACS; John E. Greenwood, AM, BSc(Hons), MBChB, MD, DHlthSc, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast), FRACS


ePlasty. 2015;15 

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Objectives of This Study

Objectives were to (a) report on any apparent local and systemic response to the presence of the BTM, (b) qualitatively assess the ease of delamination of the bonded seal and the BTM's ability in complex wounds to integrate and sustain split-skin graft, and (c) assess the progression of scar contracture and ultimate quality of the scar at 1-year postimplantation.