CS14-009 Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix for Difficult Wounds

Christine Parks, RN, CWON, CFCN, IIWCC, FNP (c), Presidio Surgical Group, tucson, AZ
Porcine urinary bladder matrix (UBM) is accepted as regenerative medicine based on it’s neovascularization properties, and ability to differentiate into native tissue.   The sole manufacturer claims their extracellular matrix (ECM) is capable of creating site specific tissue where scar tissue would previously be formed.  Through utilizing several bioactive factors and antibacterial properties, this advanced wound care product may be adopted by multiple disciplines to address difficult surgical cases, hard to heal, and complex wounds.   The porcine UBM is available in powder and sheet form, single or multilayered, all of which were utilized for these case studies.  

This poster will address three case studies that challenged the porcine UBM to achieve results that may have been otherwise non-realistic, lengthy and therefore expensive encounters.   Wounds that are surgical and dermatological in origin will be presented in detail in order to demonstrate the different dimensions of porcine UBM.  Case studies will include a full thickness Moh’s procedure with exposed cranium, a radical sternectomy post osteomyelitis with large residual defect, and a large surgical debridement of a thoracic abcess.  Each case study will outline the multiple comorbities associated with each patient, challenges, and treatment strategies inherent with each case.  All wounds were treated to closure. Photographic support will be included.