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How is Strattice Sterilized?

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.

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Strattice and AlloDerm in Breast Surgery

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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.   


Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 113 reviews

Strattice

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Strattice is an alternative to Alloderm and is from pigs and considered a xenograft. It is sterile and safe.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Alloderm and Strattice Safety

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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.

Christopher V. Pelletiere, MD
Barrington Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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