The utility of Alloderm® in hand resurfacing

Su Rak Eo*, Sang Hun Cho, Hea Kyeong Shin, John Y.S. Kim

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Abstract

Alloderm® as a biomechanical scaffold in situations such as skin grafting has been previously demonstrated. In this paper we describe its utility in a broad range of post-traumatic and congenital hand defects. During the recent three years, 11 patients (7 male, 4 female) ranging in age from 8 to 84 years underwent hand resurfacing using acellular dermis graft. There were 10 traumatic and 1 congenital hand deformities (constriction ring syndrome). The acellular dermis was used as both a dermal filler and as a spacer construct. There was no obvious loss of the acellular dermis or infection. Stable resurfacing was achieved in all patients with reasonable functional and cosmetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e41-e43
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Acellular dermis
  • Alloderm
  • Constriction ring syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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