Use of a bioartificial dermal regeneration template for skin restoration in combat casualty injuries

Jonathan G. Seavey, Zachary A. Masters, George C. Balazs, Scott M. Tintle, Jennifer Sabino, Mark E. Fleming, Ian L. Valerio*

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Abstract

Military personnel who survive combat injuries frequently have large soft tissue wounds complicated by concomitant injuries and contamination. These devastating wounds present a therapeutic challenge to not only restore the protective skin barrier but also to preserve tendon and muscle excursion, provide protective padding around nerves and restore adequate joint motion. Accordingly, regenerative medicine modalities that can accomplish these goals are of great interest. The use of bioartificial dermal regeneration templates (DRT), such as Integra DRT (Integra Lifesciences Corporation, Plainsboro, NJ, USA), in the management of complex soft tissue injuries has an important role in the reconstruction of war wounds. These DRTs provide initial wound coverage and help establish a well-vascularized wound bed suitable for definitive soft tissue coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalRegenerative Medicine
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • amputation
  • bioartificial dermal regeneration template
  • bioartificial dermal substitute
  • engineered dermis
  • integra
  • polytrauma wound management
  • soft tissue coverage

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