Soft tissue defects resulting from trauma, vascular disease, burns, and postoncologic resections require reconstructive surgery for appropriate wound coverage and support. Dermal substitutes have been applied to a vast array of reconstructive settings across nearly all anatomical areas with demonstrable success. However, they require meticulous handling and operative technical expertise to optimize management of these soft tissue defects. In this review, we will address three dermal substitutes, their operative techniques, and their surgical applications.
- dermal substitute
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