How is Strattice Sterilized?
- Asked by 9112anon in Columbus, OH
- 3 years ago
My doctor wants to use Strattice for my breast reconstruction. I understand that LifeCell's other product, Alloderm, is not terminally sterile. Is Strattice terminally sterile? How is it sterilized (i.e., gamma, ETO, Ebeam)? I have been reassured by my doctor on safety. I just like to do my own homework also.
Strattice and AlloDerm in Breast Surgery
Both products are very safe FDA approved dermal matrices. AlloDerm is derived from a human cadaveric source and Strattice is a xenograft which means it comes from a porcine (pig) source. Board certified plastic surgeons have extensive experience with these products in breast surgery. As with any modalities, there is a learning curve. I have extensive experience with both products and I do not believe there is any increased risk for infection.
Web reference: http://www.breastreconstructionhouston.com
Strattice is an alternative to Alloderm and is from pigs and considered a xenograft. It is sterile and safe.
Alloderm and Strattice Safety
Both implantable materials are extremely safe. Strattice is prepared a little differently since it is porcine derived and not human derived. Both of them have an extremely low infection rate. I have used both hundreds of times without any sign of infection developing.
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