Commenting on the clinical study, Renaat Van Den Hooff, Executive Vice President of Operations stated, "Silver containing dressings are used extensively in the skin graft donor site
indication to protect against infection.
We are pleased that the clinical applications of our core collagen-based implant technology have expanded into the areas of cranial surgery, maxillofacial surgery and bone graft donor site
surgeries with the approval of the Collagen Bone Healing Patch.
Skin graft donor sites
are notoriously painful with potential complications of delayed healing and infection.
Other complications of bone graft donor sites
include: swelling, hematoma, inflammation, temporary or permanent parasthesia, (7) pyogenic granuloma, (8) incisional hernias, (9,10) pelvic fracture, and chronic pain.
Efficacy and tolerance of Algosteril (calcium alginate) versus Jelonet (paraffin gauze) in the treatment of scalp graft donor sites
Rook's Textbook of Dermatology" (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004) describes cases of posttraumatic eczema occurring at saphenous vein graft donor sites
that appeared to be caused by postoperative venous stasis and sensory neuropathy, but it doesn't mention occupational cases of posttraumatic eczema, Dr.
in surgery), and wounds with tissue loss, such as burn wounds, wounds caused as a result of trauma, abrasions or as secondary events in chronic ailments eg: venous stasis, diabetic ulcers or pressure sores and iatrogenic wounds such as skin graft donor sites
Microanatomic analysis of the trigeminal nerve and potential nerve graft donor sites