Traumatic full-thickness wounds…certain burns…diabetic foot ulcers and venous ulcers…many of these skin wounds cannot heal on their own and expose patients to additional complications the longer they remain open.
The XPANSION skin grafting instrument kit allows the health care provider to harvest, mince, and apply split-thickness skin grafts (STSG’s) to wounds. Split-thickness autografts are the preferred closure method for challenging, hard-to-heal wounds, both acute and chronic.
The instruments provide a simple and straightforward method of creating split-thickness skin micrografts. Micrografts are evenly-sized minced skin particles, 0.8 mm x 0.8 mm in length. All the required instruments are single-use disposable and are packaged in a convenient sterile kit.
The next generation of minced autologous skin grafting. A PixelGraft® is created by using the Xpansion® MicroAutografting Kit to reduce the size of the grafts from .8 mm x .8 mm to a dimension that is less that half of that size, a greater number of grafts are created to cover the wound, thus creating a larger linear perimeter for the grafts to regenerate from.
The advantages of this product include: