The Use of Biologic Wound Agents in Pediatric Reconstructions

Jessica M. May, Monal Depani, Andrew M. Ferry, John C. Koshy, James F. Thornton

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The indications for using biologic wound agents have expanded greatly since first being employed for acute burn management. The majority of the literature details the use of said agents in the adult population; however, there is little representation regarding their uses for reconstructing defects typically observed in the pediatric population. Ironically, children, and to a lesser extent adolescents, greatly benefit from their use given the reduced skin laxity and amount of surrounding tissue available for locoregional tissue transfer when compared with adults. Herein, we detail the use of acellular and cellular biologic wound agents in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-52
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • AlloDerm
  • Integra
  • TheraSkin
  • biologic wound agents
  • pediatrics
  • plastic surgery
  • wound healing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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