Canine Fascia

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Fascia is processed and freeze-dried fascia lata allografts. Fascia is a natural collagen scaffold that allows integration with the host tissues and cellular ingrowth organises along the native fibres inherent in fascia. During the integration phase it provides a barrier for GTR procedures. It is thinner and somewhat more flexible than the Ossiflex Bone Membranes.

Guided Tissue Regeneration
Placing a membrane between bone graft and soft tissue avoids premature soft tissue in-growth.

Oronasal Fistulas
While thin and flexible, Fascia is strong enough to keep food particles from traveling through oronasal defects.

Cleft Palates and Cranio-Facial Defects
Fascia is also ideal for treating cranio-maxillo-facial defects. For example, it can be used to support mucoperiosteal advancement flaps for closure of palatal defects.

2.0 x 3.0 cm sheet

Indications:
Can be used wherever biological material is needed

Description

Fascia is processed and freeze-dried fascia lata allografts. Fascia is a natural collagen scaffold that allows integration with the host tissues and cellular ingrowth organises along the native fibres inherent in fascia. During the integration phase it provides a barrier for GTR procedures. It is thinner and somewhat more flexible than the Ossiflex Bone Membranes.

Guided Tissue Regeneration
Placing a membrane between bone graft and soft tissue avoids premature soft tissue in-growth. 1-6

Oronasal Fistulas
While thin and flexible, Fascia is strong enough to keep food particles from traveling through oronasal defects.

Cleft Palates and Cranio-Facial Defects
Fascia is also ideal for treating cranio-maxillo-facial defects. For example, it can be used to support mucoperiosteal advancement flaps for closure of palatal defects.

References
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Cox CL, Hunt GB, Cadier MM. Repair of oronasal fistulae using auricular cartilage grafts in five cats. Veterinary Surgery 36: 164-169, 2007.
Soukup JW, Synder CJ, Gengler WR. Free auricular cartilage autograft for repair of an oronasal fistula in a dog. J Vet Dent. 26(2): 86-95, 2009.
Duskova M, Leamerova E, Sosna B, Gojis O. Guided tissue regeneration, barrier membranes and reconstruction of the cleft maxillary alveolus. J Craniofac Surg. 17(6):1153-1160, 2006.
Retzepi M, Donos N. Guided bone regeneration: biological principle and therapeutic applications. Clin Oral Impl Res. 21: 567-576, 2009.