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Title: Experience with NovoSorb® Biodegradable Temporising Matrix in reconstruction of complex wounds.
Austin Authors: Li, Henry;Lim, Pelicia;Stanley, Edward;Lee, Geoffrey;Lin, Sandra;Neoh, Derek E ;Liew, Julian;Ng, Sally 
Affiliation: Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Western Health, St Albans, Victoria, Australia
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maroondah Hospital, Ringwood East, Victoria, Australia
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northern Hospital, Epping, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2021
Date: 2021-06-03
Publication information: ANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; 91(9): 1744-1750
Abstract: The NovoSorb® Biodegradable Temporising Matrix (BTM) is a synthetic polyurethane dermal matrix used to reconstruct complex wounds including deep dermal and full-thickness burns, necrotising fasciitis and free flap donor site. We hope to further explore its potential applications in this series. Patients who received BTM application across four centres over an 18-month period were included. Patients were followed up to assess BTM and graft take, the aesthetic, the return of sensation and complications. A total of 27 patients with 35 wounds were identified with a range of aetiologies. Thirty-three wounds had 100% integration of BTM at the time of sealing membrane removal. Seven wounds had partial graft loss that later healed by secondary intention. In two cases, re-epithelialisation occurred with BTM alone without split-skin graft. BTM offers a safe and reliable reconstructive option in challenging wounds that would otherwise require more complex operations.
DOI: 10.1111/ans.16936
ORCID: 0000-0001-6656-3840
Journal: ANZ Journal of Surgery
PubMed URL: 34085755
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Biodegradable Temporising Matrix
synthetic dermal matrix
wound reconstruction
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