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Placement, Shaping and Cutting
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Placement, Shaping and Cutting

 

  • Gently "scoop out" sheets from the holding basin with gloved hands and place directly onto the wound bed (Silicone Side Up)
  • Do not try to move or "float" sheets like a STSG. Instead, lift sheets up and reposition
  • These are two basic application techniques:

        (1) Place sheets on excised wound bed, staple parallel to inside edge of wound bed and trim
        excess; or


  •     2) Place sheet on excised wound bed, trim sheet to fit site, then staple perpendicular to seam     (this allows staples to be placed across seams)
  • Cut sheets to avoid gaps and overlaps
  • Place seam lines along Langer's Lines to reduce risk of contracture
  • In a staged procedure, do not place INTEGRA Template in contact with un-excised necrotic
    tissue, rather maintain a safety margin between the excised wound bed and any non-excised necrotic tissue
  • Make sure INTEGRA Template lays flat with no wrinkles or bubbles
 
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