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The use of Integra Flowable Wound Matrix in an axillary burn contracture release: Literature review and case report

W G Kleintjes, E P Kotzee

Abstract


Background. Integra Flowable Wound Matrix (IFWM) was recently introduced to the South African market by Baroque Medical in 2018.

Objectives. To investigate the published literature on the role of IFWM, and illustrate our experience using a case report.

Methods. A Pubmed/Medline literature review of the use of IFWM to evaluate the published experience of clinicians and identify any useful information for improvements of was done. We also present a case report using the IFWM for an axillary defect after contracture release.

Results. There were 31 hits for ‘Integra Flowable’, of which we selected 7 articles for full review. Only 1 article specifically focused on Integra Flowable (Suchyta et al.), in 2018. There was no article that focused on the use of IFWM for axillary contractures. The IFWM was used successfully in the patient.

Conclusion. We used IFWM successfully in a patient with an axillary defect after contracture release. Despite our success, there are certain wound conditions that are not favourable for collagen products.


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W G Kleintjes, Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Surgery, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

E P Kotzee, Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Surgery, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

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South African Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery & Burns 2020;3(2):40-44. DOI:10.7196/SAJPRASB.2020.v3i2.44

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Date submitted: 2020-11-10
Date published: 2020-11-10

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