Chest wall reconstruction using biomaterials.

@article{Miller2013ChestWR,
  title={Chest wall reconstruction using biomaterials.},
  author={Daniel L. Miller and Seth Daniel Force and Allan Pickens and Felix G. Fernandez and Theresa D Luu and Kamal A Mansour},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={1050-6}
}
BACKGROUND Skeletal chest wall reconstruction can be a challenge, depending on the indication, location, and health of the patient; various materials are available. Recently, biomaterials that are remodelable (bovine pericardium patch; Veritas, Synovis Life Technologies Inc, St Paul, MN) or absorbable (polylactic acid [PLA] bar; BioBridge, Acute Innovations, Hillsboro, OR) have been introduced for reconstruction procedures. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all patients who… CONTINUE READING

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Reconstruction was performed with a combination of bovine pericardium and PLA bars in 11 patients ( 44% ) , bovine pericardium alone in 10 , and PLA bars alone in 4 ; muscle flaps were interposed in 7 patients ( 28% ) .
Reconstruction was performed with a combination of bovine pericardium and PLA bars in 11 patients ( 44% ) , bovine pericardium alone in 10 , and PLA bars alone in 4 ; muscle flaps were interposed in 7 patients ( 28% ) .
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