INTEGRA® Dermal Regeneration Template in major paediatric burns – A review of 17 years experience at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Adelaide

Dr Lachlan Farmer1, Ms Linda Quinn1, Dr Rebecca Cooksey1, Mr Darren Molony1, Dr Amy Jeeves1, Mr Bernard Carney1, Dr Michelle Lodge1

1Women’s And Children’s Hospital Adelaide, North Adelaide, Australia

A major burn presents numerous short and long-term challenges to the burn and reconstructive surgeon. INTEGRA® Dermal Regeneration Template is a standard intervention for acute and reconstructive management of burns in our unit, beginning in 2000. We have previously presented our experience in 2004 and 2011 both at ANZBA and internationally. Since 2011 we have built upon our unit experience of INTEGRA® use especially in major paediatric burns. Over this period we have continued to improve our management techniques.

We present an update of our caseload and outcomes as well as experiences and lessons learnt from the use of INTEGRA® Dermal Regeneration Template. Associated complications and suggested management, as well as a treatment algorithm for the use of INTEGRA in the acute management of a major paediatric burn is discussed.

Dr. Lachlan Farmer is an unaccredited registrar in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital here in Adelaide. He hopes to undertake advanced training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery.

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