How is Strattice Sterilized?
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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.
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.