Acellular dermal matrix compared with synthetic implant material for repair of ventral hernia in the setting of peri-operative Staphylococcus aureus implant contamination: a rabbit model.

@article{Milburn2008AcellularDM,
  title={Acellular dermal matrix compared with synthetic implant material for repair of ventral hernia in the setting of peri-operative Staphylococcus aureus implant contamination: a rabbit model.},
  author={Meghan L. Milburn and Luther H. Holton and Thomas L Chung and Edward N. Li and Grant V. Bochicchio and Nelson H. Goldberg and Ronald H. Silverman},
  journal={Surgical infections},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={433-42}
}
BACKGROUND Implant infection is a common clinical complication of abdominal hernia repair. Our objectives were to determine if acellular dermal matrix (ADM) grafts resisted Staphylococcus aureus infection better (as measured by ability to reduce or clear bacterial counts) than synthetic (polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE]) mesh when used in abdominal wall reconstruction, and to determine whether vascularization of the implant occurred. We hypothesized that the ability of the ADM grafts to… CONTINUE READING