The utility of Alloderm in hand resurfacing.


Alloderm as a biomechanical scaffold in situations such as skin grafting has been previously demonstrated. In this paper we describe its utility in a broad range of post-traumatic and congenital hand defects. During the recent three years, 11 patients (7 male, 4 female) ranging in age from 8 to 84 years underwent hand resurfacing using acellular dermis graft. There were 10 traumatic and 1 congenital hand deformities (constriction ring syndrome). The acellular dermis was used as both a dermal filler and as a spacer construct. There was no obvious loss of the acellular dermis or infection. Stable resurfacing was achieved in all patients with reasonable functional and cosmetic outcomes.

DOI: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.05.027

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@article{Eo2010TheUO, title={The utility of Alloderm in hand resurfacing.}, author={Surak Eo and Sanghun Cho and Heakyeong Shin and John Y. S. Kim}, journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS}, year={2010}, volume={63 1}, pages={e41-3} }