Semin Plast Surg 2022; 36(01): 048-052
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742748
Review Article

The Use of Biologic Wound Agents in Pediatric Reconstructions

Jessica M. May
1   Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
,
Monal Depani
1   Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
,
Andrew M. Ferry
2   Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
3   Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
,
John C. Koshy
2   Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
3   Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
,
James F. Thornton
1   Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

The indications for using biologic wound agents have expanded greatly since first being employed for acute burn management. The majority of the literature details the use of said agents in the adult population; however, there is little representation regarding their uses for reconstructing defects typically observed in the pediatric population. Ironically, children, and to a lesser extent adolescents, greatly benefit from their use given the reduced skin laxity and amount of surrounding tissue available for locoregional tissue transfer when compared with adults. Herein, we detail the use of acellular and cellular biologic wound agents in the pediatric population.



Publication History

Article published online:
25 February 2022

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