Free webinar - Tuesday 11th December, 8pm
"Tissue expansion for reconstruction - why, how and when?"
DR GUILLAUME CHANOIT
DVM Msc PhD DipECVS DACVS MRCVS
Senior Lecturer, Soft Tissue Surgery School of Veterinary Sciences & Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol
Dr Chanoit says -
"Tissue expansion is a well utilised tool in the field of human reconstructive surgery and the application of tissue expansion in veterinary surgery has huge potential particularly in helping to achieve primary closure in areas where little skin is available for reconstruction of cutaneous defects. There are a number of techniques currently available ranging from external stretching techniques to implantable devices. It is important to understand the physiology of the expansion process in order to fully harness the benefits of tissue expansion and achieve the best reconstruction. Furthermore, some expansion techniques and devices require a level of knowledge of indication and use. With this knowledge it will be easier to include tissue expansion in your surgical armoury and choose the correct stretching technique for your case."