Semin Plast Surg 2022; 36(01): 008-016
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742749
Review Article

Technical Refinements with the Use of Biologic Healing Agents

Rami P. Dibbs
1   Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
2   Division of Plastic Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas
,
Monal Depani
3   Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
,
James F. Thornton
3   Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Soft tissue defects resulting from trauma, vascular disease, burns, and postoncologic resections require reconstructive surgery for appropriate wound coverage and support. Dermal substitutes have been applied to a vast array of reconstructive settings across nearly all anatomical areas with demonstrable success. However, they require meticulous handling and operative technical expertise to optimize management of these soft tissue defects. In this review, we will address three dermal substitutes, their operative techniques, and their surgical applications.



Publication History

Article published online:
25 February 2022

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