A 49-year-old member asked:
Explain treatment for soft tissue graft procedure using alloderm?
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Dr. Daniel Sampson answered
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See below: Alloderm is cadaveric (from a deceased person) dermis (the deep layer of the skin). It is processed and sterilized so it is virtually impossible to catch a disease from it. The surgeon will prepare the site for the grafting with incisions and then suture the alloderm into place. Often, a protective dressing will be placed along with post-operative pain medications and anitbiotics.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
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