This is an dressing derivative from pig's intestine.
It is used as temporary skin substitute.
The product is sterelized with ethylene oxide and package in dry state (dehydrated).
Autologous Graft: from the same person.
Homologous Graft: it is of the same species and temporary character.
partial and full-thickness wound;
are not indicated in wound with:
Patients with hypersensibility to porcine products.
the stream bed of the humid wound keeps.
Before using it rehydrate the product with sterile physiological saline solution 0,9% or other isotonic solution and the graft will adquire its elasticity.
Small perforations can be cut in the sheet, like as could be carried through smash-skin-graft, to allow tehe exudate to drain.
The xenograft will have according to to be protected by a secondary dressing, that could daily be substituted, amount of secretion.
As healing occurs, the xenograft may gradually peel and may be removed during dressing changes or, if to transform into caramel-colored gel, which can be rinsed away with gentle irrigation.